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In an Airplane

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My wife and daughter were fast asleep, I wasn't, so I took my camera and shot a quick panorama in mid-air :-)

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Europe

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A: Roller Coaster in Great Yarmouth

di Pawel Rozenek, 40.2 km di distanza

More amazing panoramas are here: http://www.rozenek.com The ride was built at the park in 1932 and ha...

Roller Coaster in Great Yarmouth

B: Lowestoft sea

di Valentin Arfire, 41.1 km di distanza

Lowesoft seashore

Lowestoft sea

C: In search of a Don Quichotte

di Valentin Arfire, 41.1 km di distanza

Lowesoft seashore

In search of a Don Quichotte

D: stairway to the sea

di Valentin Arfire, 41.3 km di distanza

stairway to the sea

stairway to the sea

E: Lowestoft Townhall

di Valentin Arfire, 41.4 km di distanza

Lowestoft Townhall

Lowestoft Townhall

F: Evening Bluebells in Gunton Wood

di Peter Farrington, 41.5 km di distanza

A woodland area with local Nature reserve status. Located in North Lowestoft and managed by local com...

Evening Bluebells in Gunton Wood

G: St. Peters Church, Gunton, Suffolk.

di Peter Farrington, 41.6 km di distanza

The interior view of St. Peters Church, Gunton, Suffolk. A small church built in Saxon times. Located...

St. Peters Church, Gunton, Suffolk.

H: The Triangle Market

di Valentin Arfire, 41.6 km di distanza

TheTriangle Market

The Triangle Market

I: corner streetview Lowestoft

di Valentin Arfire, 41.7 km di distanza

corner streetview Lowesoft

corner streetview Lowestoft

J: High Street

di Valentin Arfire, 41.7 km di distanza

streetview Lowesoft

High Street

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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