Vuurtoren in Hoek van Holland
De oude vuurtoren "Het hoge licht" in Hoek van Holland. deze 26 meter hoge gietijzeren toren is ontworpen door A.C. van Loo en gebouwd in 1893 door Penn & Bauduin. Het heeft 6 verdiepingen en een trap met 111 treden. De vuurtoren doet nu dienst als museum.
The plan for placement of the first lighthouse of Hook of Holland dates from the time of the construc...
De punt van Rozenburg is een recreatiegebied op de landtong van Rozenburg tussen de nieuwe waterweg e...
Shot taken on a dul day in March.
Looking towards the maas entrance at Hoek of Holland
noorderhoofd - hoek van holland
Sinds 1986 wordt in het museum "Jan Lels" dat gevestigd is in een uit 1943 daterende munitiebuker aan...
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.