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Wicklow Forest

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Ireland

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A: Poulanass Waterfall

door Wojciech Fuchs, 170 hier vandaan

Poulanass Waterfall

B: Glendalough Valley - Stream

door Wojciech Fuchs, 210 hier vandaan

Glendalough Valley - Stream

C: Glendalough - Reefert Church

door Wojciech Fuchs, 280 hier vandaan

Glendalough - Reefert Church

D: Glendalough - Upper Lake

door Wojciech Fuchs, 370 hier vandaan

Glendalough - Upper Lake

E: Glendalough Waters

door Wojciech Fuchs, 390 hier vandaan

Glendalough Waters

F: Upper Lake Glendalough

door Wojciech Fuchs, 460 hier vandaan

Upper Lake Glendalough

G: Glandalough Lower Lake

door Voytek _N, 1.3 hier vandaan

Here we are in Glandalough Co. Wicklow it is view at Lower Lake, part of Wicklow Mountains National P...

Glandalough Lower Lake

H: Glendalough Cemetery

door Volker Uhl, 1.7 hier vandaan

Glendalough Cemetery

I: Glendalough Monastic Settlement

door Randy Myers, 1.7 hier vandaan

Glendalough (the valley of the two lakes) is the site of an early monastic settlement founded by St. ...

Glendalough Monastic Settlement

J: Glendalough

door Florian Knorn, 1.7 hier vandaan

The old monastic site at Glendalough. Quite an impressive place, if you consider the age of it (6th c...

Glendalough

Dit panorama is genomen in Ireland, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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