Princesshay is a recent city-centre redevelopment in Exeter. Completed in 2007, it replaced a somewhat dilapidated shopping arcade built on a post-war bomb site by the town planner Thomas Sharp.
Princesshay comprehensively ticks the checklist of requirements for a contemporary city-centre urban regeneration project; mixed land use comprising shops, resturants and apartments and plenty of public space. The planners were careful to open up views of the Cathedral and various Roman remains. The development is complete with the obligatory public art pieces and a particularly well-designed multistorey car park.
Photo taken before the Halfords Tour Series in Exeter. Stunt biker jumping up and down the platforms.
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On the race track moments before the start of the Tour Series race in Exeter 2010
This image was taken from the stage at Exeter Cathedral following the soundcheck for Show of Hands. T...
This image was created during the set up for a concert in Exeter Cathedral by Show of Hands (see www....
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.