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Lacock, Wiltshire

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Lacock is the spiritual home of photography. Henry Fox Talbot was the local lord of the manor. Lacock has been a location for many films including: Sense & Sensibility, Cranford and Harry Potter. It is a magnet for tourists - how I would hate to live there.

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A: Lacock Abbey

door Markus Matern, 400 hier vandaan

Lacock Abbey

B: Lacock Abbey

door Arunas Stankus, 420 hier vandaan

Lacock Abbey

C: Dom Xob

door Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, 5.0 hier vandaan

Dom xoB x fly

Dom Xob

D: Mod Box 2

door Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, 5.0 hier vandaan

Mod Box 2. x fly

Mod Box 2

E: Oliver's Castle

door John Willetts ARPS, 9.3 hier vandaan

Windswept Oliver's Castle is situated on the edge of the North Wessex Downs. It is classified as an a...

Oliver's Castle

F: Ford, Wiltshire. Blackthorn.

door John Willetts ARPS, 9.4 hier vandaan

Both Blackthorn and Hawthorn are hedgerow trees with white blossoms. The simple difference is: Blackt...

Ford, Wiltshire. Blackthorn.

G: The Locks, Devizes

door Bernhard Vogl, 9.8 hier vandaan

The Locks, Devizes

H: The Locks, Devizes

door Bernhard Vogl, 10.1 hier vandaan

The Locks, Devizes

I: Castle Combe, Wiltshire

door John Willetts ARPS, 11.2 hier vandaan

Castle Combe is, arguably, the prettiest village in England. If you can get there before the tourists...

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

J: Bradford on Avon garden

door James Barrett, 11.9 hier vandaan

Summer day in the back garden. Note the incinerator.

Bradford on Avon garden

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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