Stourhead Pantheon
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Stourhead Pantheon

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The Pantheon is Stourhead garden largest and most impresive building. It can be viewed from all corners of the lake and garden. It was designed in 1753-4 by Henry Flintcroft.

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A: Stourhead Pantheon, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 10 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Pantheon, Wiltshire, England, UK.

B: Stourhead Bridge, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 60 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Bridge, Wiltshire, England, UK.

C: Stourhead Grotto

by William Allard, 60 meters away

The enchanting Grotto, commisioned by Henry Hoare and built by Henry Fllint Croft in 1748. It is a la...

Stourhead Grotto

D: Stourhead Gothic Cottage, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 120 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Gothic Cottage, Wiltshire, England, UK.

G: Stourhead Grotto Entrance, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 230 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Grotto Entrance, Wiltshire, England, UK.

H: Stourhead Temple Of Apollo, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 290 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Temple Of Apollo, Wiltshire, England, UK.

I: Stourhead Lake View 2, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 310 meters away

Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stre...

Stourhead Lake View 2, Wiltshire, England, UK.

J: Temple of Apollo, at Stourhead

by Ian Chappel, 330 meters away

Temple of Apollo, at Stourhead

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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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