The Weir Water Meadows Snow
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The Weir Water Meadows Snow

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NT - The Weir - Water Meadow snow

  A fine white covering of seeds blowing in on the wind give an impression of a light covering of snow in summer

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A: The Weir Water Meadow

by Geoff Mather, 70 meters away

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The Weir Water Meadow

B: The Weir River Wall West End

by Geoff Mather, 70 meters away

NT - The Weir - River Wall  The wall allows a path to have been built along side the river to ensure ...

The Weir River Wall West End

C: The Weir River Wall

by Geoff Mather, 130 meters away

NT - The Weir - River Wall  This concrete wall protects the garden from erosion as the river bends ar...

The Weir River Wall

D: The Weir Bridge

by Geoff Mather, 150 meters away

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The Weir Bridge

E: The Weir Rockery

by Geoff Mather, 210 meters away

NT - The Weir - Rockery  The maple trees provide a vivid splash of colour to the rockery.

The Weir Rockery

F: The Weir Dome

by Geoff Mather, 230 meters away

NT - The Weir - Dome  The Willow dome was created for the Millennium, and is surrounded by fragrent l...

The Weir Dome

G: The Weir Rockery

by Geoff Mather, 270 meters away

NT - The Weir - Rockery  The rockery made of Cheddar Limestone is fed water from the Hydraulic Ram pu...

The Weir Rockery

H: The Weir Boathouse

by Geoff Mather, 310 meters away

NT - The Weir - Boathouse  The boathouse was built in the 1920 and is one of the few remaining boatho...

The Weir Boathouse

I: The Weir Roman Water Shrine

by Geoff Mather, 360 meters away

NT - The Weir - Roman Water Shrine  This 8-sided stepped Cistern and tufa channel are the largest rom...

The Weir Roman Water Shrine

J: The Weir Rustic Hut

by Geoff Mather, 370 meters away

NT - The Weir - Rustic Hut  This was built in the 1950's. The structure was constructed from material...

The Weir Rustic Hut

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

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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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