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Lubricating the bearing of the water wheel Oldemeule

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The water mill "Oldemeule" in Oele, under the smoke of Hengelo, is being prepared for visitors on museum day, 9th of May 2010. Find the girl watching.

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A: Arches over arches

di Jan Mulder, 550 metri di distanza

The McDonalds restaurant near motorway exit Hengelo Zuid as seen from directly under a tall electrica...

Arches over arches

B: Narcissus flower field under a high power transmission line

di Jan Mulder, 600 metri di distanza

Early spring flowers. Photo's taken on april 10, 2011.

Narcissus flower field under a high power transmission line

C: View from the bridge Oelerbrug in Hengelo

di Jan Mulder, 1.3 km di distanza

These types of bridges are characteristic for the 75 year old canal "Twentekanaal". In the early year...

View from the bridge Oelerbrug in Hengelo

D: Yellow narcissus flowers

di Jan Mulder, 1.5 km di distanza

Yellow spring flowers in the central berm of the Diamantstraat. Photo's taken on april 10, 2011.

Yellow narcissus flowers

E: Under an electricity pole

di Jan Mulder, 1.7 km di distanza

Under an electricty pole in waterpark Genseler. Photo's taken on December 24, 2011.

Under an electricity pole

F: Positioning Catalina yacht Mahakili at WSV Thales

di Jan Mulder, 1.8 km di distanza

In the autumn many yacht owners have their ship hoisted on shore, here from the Twente canal at water...

Positioning Catalina yacht Mahakili at WSV Thales

G: Hoisting motor ship White Bird at WSV Thales

di Jan Mulder, 1.8 km di distanza

In the autumn many yacht owners have their ship hoisted on shore, here from the Twente canal at water...

Hoisting motor ship White Bird at WSV Thales

H: Positioning yacht Kingfisher at WSV Thales

di Jan Mulder, 1.8 km di distanza

In the autumn many yacht owners have their ship hoisted on shore, here from the Twente canal at water...

Positioning yacht Kingfisher at WSV Thales

I: View from within a sun dial

di Jan Mulder, 2.3 km di distanza

Photo's taken on february 26, 2012.

View from within a sun dial

J: Hengelo Hartvanzuid Binderij

di Gerard Kuster, 3.0 km di distanza

Hengelo, the Netherlands

Hengelo Hartvanzuid Binderij

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Netherlands, Europe

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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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