Ivanjica - Under the Quince Tree at Ljubodrag Martinovic's Garden
The garden of Ljubodrag Martinović, a fisherman, naturalist and philantropist.
The garden of Ljubodrag Martinovic, a fisherman, naturalist and philantropist.
This bridge isn't actually a suspension bridge, but it used to be in the previous century. Neverthele...
Although it is not as tall as many of its counterparts, it still is the tallest building in Ivanjica ...
This junction is located at the centre of the town. Mica Matovica Street is a major traffic route thr...
A typical day at the junction...
Milan Mihailovic-Mita is one of the most prominent and most capable cobblers in Ivanjica. He also had...
Njegoševa Street with spring just around the corner.
'Kod semafora' ('At the Traffic Light') is located at the northern edge of the town. It is the point ...
The back side of this XIX century building has preserved much of its original look, contrary to the f...
This junction marks the beginning of the pedestrian zone of Milinka Kušića Street.
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.