Corfe Castle Purbeck Dorset England
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Corfe Castle Purbeck Dorset England

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A: Corfe Castle Corfe Dorset England

door Richard Hart, 30 hier vandaan

Corfe Castle Corfe Dorset England

B: Corfe Castle Dorset UK

door Lee Wilkinson, 130 hier vandaan

Built by William the Conqueror, Corfe castle in Dorset suffered two sieges during the English Civil W...

Corfe Castle Dorset UK

C: corfe-castle-dorset-UK

door Lee Wilkinson, 150 hier vandaan

Corfe Castle in Dorset was built by William the Conqueror using local Pirbeck stone. It was partially...

corfe-castle-dorset-UK

D: Corfe Castle

door michal kasencak, 170 hier vandaan

Corfe Castle

E: Corfe Castle

door James Battersby, 200 hier vandaan

The building of Corfe Castle was started around 1066.  It was demolished in 1646.  In 1981 it was lef...

Corfe Castle

F: Corfe Castle

door michal kasencak, 200 hier vandaan

Corfe Castle

G: Corfe Castle

door James Battersby, 220 hier vandaan

The building of Corfe Castle was started around 1066.  It was demolished in 1646.  In 1981 it was lef...

Corfe Castle

H: Creech Grange Arch Southern Side

door Geoff Mather, 4.7 hier vandaan

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch Southern Side

I: Creech Grange Arch

door Geoff Mather, 4.8 hier vandaan

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch

J: Creech Grange Arch North Side

door Geoff Mather, 4.8 hier vandaan

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch North Side

Dit panorama is genomen in England, Europe

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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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