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Stourbridge High Street

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Stourbridge High Street. June 2013.

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A: Stourbridge Lower High Street

by Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, less than 10 meters away

Lower high street at the site of the new Tescno (not)super store. x fly

Stourbridge Lower High Street

B: Stourbridge Library (poetry and music section)

by Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, less than 10 meters away

The staff very kindly agreed to let me take a panorama of the library, thanks. x fly

Stourbridge Library (poetry and music section)

C: Wordsley Dock At Sunset

by Andy Cox, 2.3 km away

The 16 locks in the Wordsley Dock section of the Stourbridge Canal raise the waterway 145 feet and be...

Wordsley Dock At Sunset

D: Merry Hill Centre And Copthorne Hotel Dudley

by Andy Cox, 3.8 km away

Taken near the canal towpath overlooking Sainsbury's end of the Merry Hill Shopping Centre. Many visi...

Merry Hill Centre And Copthorne Hotel Dudley

E: Merry Hill Waterfront Marina and Copthorne Hotel

by Andy Cox, 4.0 km away

The Waterfront Canal Marina was once surrounded by the Round Oak steel works plant, far removed from ...

Merry Hill Waterfront Marina and Copthorne Hotel

F: Park Head Locks And Viaduct In Dudley

by Andy Cox, 5.7 km away

Back in the day, this section of canal would have been the equivalent of a motorway, and one of the b...

Park Head Locks And Viaduct In Dudley

G: St Peters Church In Kinver

by Andy Cox, 6.0 km away

St Peter's Church stands on the eastern tip of the Kinver Edge sandstone ridge overlooking the villag...

St Peters Church In Kinver

H: Himley Hall Woods

by Andy Cox, 7.5 km away

Many of the trees in the woods at Himley Hall near Dudley have, or are close to, the end of their nat...

Himley Hall Woods

I: Dudley Castle vs Dudley Court House

by Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, 7.5 km away

Dudley Court house, with the castle in the far off distance. x Steve Fly

Dudley Castle vs Dudley Court House

J: Trapshop - Black Country Museum - Dudley

by Ralph Ames, 8.8 km away

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Trapshop - Black Country Museum - Dudley

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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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