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A: Artistic

by Andrew Cole, 140 meters away

Artistic

B: St Albans Balloon Lady

by Mark Schuster, 1.8 km away

A cheerful balloon seller on St Peters Street in St Albans, that ancient town called Verulamian when ...

St Albans Balloon Lady

C: St Albans Clock Tower

by Mark Schuster, 2.0 km away

The clock tower in St Albans dates from the 15th century. The cobbled square at its front with circul...

St Albans Clock Tower

D: St Albans Abbey Cathedral

by Mark Schuster, 2.2 km away

St Albans Abbey Cathedral

E: View from near London Colney

by Matthew Watts, 6.1 km away

Great view from here can see all the way to the Abbey cathedral in St.Albans to Shenley tower which a...

View from near London Colney

F: de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

by Mark Schuster, 7.1 km away

You are in a hangar on a farm where the prototype de Havilland Mosquito aircraft were built in 1941 i...

de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

G: Mosqueto Aircraft Hanger

by Mark Schuster, 7.1 km away

Around 1940 or 1941 four prototypes of the Mosquito aircraft were built in this hanger in great secre...

Mosqueto Aircraft Hanger

H: de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

by Mark Schuster, 7.1 km away

You are in a hangar on the farm where the four prototype de Havilland Mosquito aircraft were built in...

de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

I: Mosquito Aircraft

by Mark Schuster, 7.1 km away

These Mosquitos stand in the very place where the first prototypes were built in great secrecy by de ...

Mosquito Aircraft

J: Sea Vixen

by Mark Schuster, 7.1 km away

The Sea Vixen was a carrier bourn aircraft flown by the Royal Navy from1959 till 1972. Unusually the ...

Sea Vixen

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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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