Newcastle Promenada
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Newcastle Promenada

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A: Newcastle Strand

by Marek Koszorek, 150 meters away

Newcastle Strand

B: Crossone

by Marek Koszorek, 3.4 km away

Crossone

C: Slieve Donard Summit

by Marek Koszorek, 3.5 km away

Slieve Donard Summit

D: Slieve Donard

by Marek Koszorek, 3.5 km away

Slieve Donard

E: Bloody Bridge River

by Marek Koszorek, 3.7 km away

Bloody Bridge River

F: Tollymore Country Park , Northern Ireland

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 3.7 km away

This is near the starting point for the walks found in the Tollymore Country Park , near Newcastle , ...

Tollymore Country Park , Northern Ireland

G: Mourn Wall at the Gap Between Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard

by Marek Koszorek, 3.8 km away

Photo was taken 2nd of March 2001, I did took this one standing at the top of thr wall, it was quite ...

Mourn Wall at the Gap Between Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard

H: Slieve Commedagh in Winter

by Marek Koszorek, 3.9 km away

Slieve Commedagh in Winter

I: Over the Pot of Legawherry

by Marek Koszorek, 4.0 km away

Over the Pot of Legawherry

J: Winter in Mourn Mountains

by Marek Koszorek, 4.1 km away

Photo was taken 2nd of January 2011. This is easy to find gully just of the Castles. Worth to climb u...

Winter in Mourn Mountains

This panorama was taken in UK, 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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