Woolsthorpe Manor - Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton
Woolsthorpe Manor is the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. His work on the theory of universal gravitation was inspired by the apple tree in the front yard, which he could view from his upstairs bedroom window.
The apple tree, which is surrounded by low skirting, looks more like a large bush now as the result of storm damage.
Normanton Church was built in 1826 to 1829 by Thomas Cundy who at the time was architect to the Grosv...
Normanton Church was built in 1826 to 1829 by Thomas Cundy who at the time was architect to the Gros...
Rutland Water Nature Reserve at Lyndon visitor centre. Shot on 08.07.2010 for the Wildlife Trust
Welland Viaduct More amazing pictures at http://www.rozenek.com
The old Fitzwilliam Arms Pub in Castor, Peterborough, Cambs, UK. Now an Italian Restaurant called Fra...
The Long Sutton and District Veteran Cycle Club out in force in Lincolnshire for the Spalding Spring ...
Floral display at the Spalding Flower Festival at Spalding in Lincolnshire during spring 2011. A trib...
At the Spalding Flower Festival in Lincolnshire Alan Pell demonstrates a couple of his pipe organs wh...
The Bridge at the North Side of Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambs. Entrance from Castor side.
My dad lives in the middle of nowhere, on my bike ride out from Loughborough to see him I spotted tha...
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.