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The Long Sutton and District Veteran Cycle Club out in force in Lincolnshire for the Spalding Spring Flower Festival. Here they are awaiting their turn to join the parade.

There is more about them here

http://www.lsdvcc.com/

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A: Pipe Organ

door Mark Schuster, 380 hier vandaan

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Pipe Organ

B: Floral Spitfire

door Mark Schuster, 440 hier vandaan

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Floral Spitfire

C: Guyhirn Pitstop and ex Adult Shop, Cambridgeshiure, UK

door Smeggy Pants, 24.9 hier vandaan

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D: Peterborough Cathedral - Nave

door Randy Myers, 26.4 hier vandaan

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Peterborough Cathedral - Nave

E: Peterborough Cathedral - West Front

door Randy Myers, 26.4 hier vandaan

The west front of Peterborough Cathedral.  Completed in the early 13th century, its grandeur and beau...

Peterborough Cathedral - West Front

F: Bridge, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambs

door Smeggy Pants, 28.2 hier vandaan

The Bridge at the North Side of Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambs. Entrance from Castor side.

Bridge, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambs

G: Fratellis [ Old Fitzwilliam Arms ] Castor, Peterborough, Cambs

door Smeggy Pants, 29.1 hier vandaan

The old Fitzwilliam Arms Pub in Castor, Peterborough, Cambs, UK. Now an Italian Restaurant called Fra...

Fratellis [ Old Fitzwilliam Arms ] Castor, Peterborough, Cambs

H: Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar

door Billy Hepburn, 33.1 hier vandaan

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Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar

I: Woolsthorpe Manor - Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton

door Randy Myers, 33.7 hier vandaan

Woolsthorpe Manor is the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.  His work on the theory of u...

Woolsthorpe Manor - Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton

J: Tattershall Castle (Great Hall)

door Colin Casey, 33.8 hier vandaan

A view of the great hall in Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle (Great Hall)

Dit panorama is genomen in England, 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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