Run down engineering facility
This is a recently vacant factory in Dobcross Saddleworth. It used to be a high end engineering facility making all kinds of interesting shit, some of it for the nuclear industry, but was used as car breaking lot for a decade or so before finally closing.
This is a night time Moonlit view of Dobcross & Delph from near the top of Wade Hill, Warmpton in...
This is the view from the style above Mount lane on Warmpton hill. This is where the footpath cuts ac...
A night time view of Saddleworth from the top of Mount Lane in Dobcross UK.
This sis a nightime view of Husteads mill pond dam in Dobcross, Saddleworth UK.
This is the view from the top of Mount Lane public footpath to Warmpton in Dobcross, Saddleworth, UK.
This is a nice little beauty spot that I know of that is situated nicely off the beaten track sort of...
This is one of two tunnels built on the old Delph donkey railway line that is now a footpath. One dir...
This is the view from about fifty yards up onto Streethouse lane in Dobcross Saddleworth. Up to the l...
This is the view of Delph from the top of the hill that looks a bit like a saddle, hence (some say) t...
This is the the view from the eighth tee up on Saddleworth golf course. Delph stretches out down the ...
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.