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Panoramic photo by josu barandiaran EXPERT Taken 09:04, 29/08/2013 - Views loading...



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This is a small beach in a quiet enviorenment.
Different layers of rock can be seen standing right on the beach. Some of them
belong to the Cretaceous, later ones to Tertiary. Flintstone  can be found, too.

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Nearby images in Northern Spain


A: Chateau D'Abbadie

by josu barandiaran, 390 meters away

A castle built 100 years ago, close to the coast in Hendaye, Basque Country. There are fine sculpture...

Chateau D'Abbadie

B: Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

by josu barandiaran, 420 meters away

A castle built 100 years ago near the cliff over the sea in Hendaye

Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

C: Muelle de Fuenterrabia

by mikelmgm, 3.3 km away

Muelle de Fuenterrabia

D: Puntal Fuenterrabia

by mikelmgm, 3.3 km away

Puntal Fuenterrabia


by mikelmgm, 3.4 km away


F: Muelle de Fuenterrabia

by mikelmgm, 3.5 km away

Muelle de Fuenterrabia

G: Muelle de Fuenterrabia

by mikelmgm, 3.5 km away

Muelle de Fuenterrabia

H: hondarribia

by josu barandiaran, 4.0 km away

This is one of the streets of the seamen neighborhood in Hondarribia, built on land taken away from t...


I: Hondarribia's San Pedro Street

by josu barandiaran, 4.0 km away

San Pedro Street in Hondarribia, a small basque village in the north coast of Spain. Two main feature...

Hondarribia's San Pedro Street


by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 4.0 km away

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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.

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