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Immagini nelle vicinanze di England

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A: The Hub 003

di Ian McCarney, 16.9 km di distanza

The Hub Milton Keynes. The Piazza at the centre of the Hub, Is a pedestrian square surrounded on four...

The Hub 003

B: Garth Park

di James Wynne, 17.5 km di distanza

Garth Park Bicester Oxfordshire

Garth Park

C: Brill Windmill

di Bob Stapleton, 23.2 km di distanza

This windmill on Brill Common apprently erected sometime in the 1680s. It is not the oldest windmill ...

Brill Windmill

D: Inside my Titleist

di Bob Stapleton, 24.1 km di distanza

I have been working on this one for a while now and it is still not quite right but I thought I'd upl...

Inside my Titleist

E: Woburn Golf Course 2nd Tee

di Bob Stapleton, 24.1 km di distanza

This is the view from the 2nd tee on Dukes Course at Woburn Golf Club. The Dukes Course was the locat...

Woburn Golf Course 2nd Tee

F: Crown Leys Allotment - Aylesbury

di tim fiddimore, 26.8 km di distanza

photos.timfidd.comCrown Leys Allotment in Aylesbury on a bright sunny autumn day.

Crown Leys Allotment - Aylesbury

G: Crown Leys Allotment Sunset - Aylesbury

di tim fiddimore, 26.8 km di distanza

photos.timfidd.comCrown Leys Allotment in Aylesbury, sunset on an autumn day.

Crown Leys Allotment Sunset - Aylesbury

H: Stirling Avenue / Rothesway Drive - Aylesbury

di tim fiddimore, 26.9 km di distanza

 photos.timfidd.comA view from the intersection of Stirling Avenue and Rothesway Drive in Aylesbury t...

Stirling Avenue / Rothesway Drive - Aylesbury

I: St Mary's Church - Old Aylesbury

di tim fiddimore, 26.9 km di distanza

photos.timfidd.comSt Mary is the Parish Church of Aylesbury and the County Church for Buckinghamshire...

St Mary's Church - Old Aylesbury

J: St James Church - Bierton in England

di tim fiddimore, 26.9 km di distanza

photos.timfidd.comSt James the Great Church is thought to date back to 14th. century. The main struct...

St James Church - Bierton in England

Questo panorama è stato scattato in England, 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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