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Moinhos da Barca - Guadiana River (Moura) 07-02-2012

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A: Moinhos da Barca - Rio Guadiana (Moura, Portugal)

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la mai putin de 10 metri

Moinhos da Barca - Rio Guadiana (Moura, Portugal)

B: Aerial 360º castello water factory

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.5 km distanta

1899 Signing of the first concession contract, granted by the Moura Municipal Council, for the commer...

Aerial 360º castello water factory

C: Alqueva Dam 2

de Luis Marques, la 4.5 km distanta

The Alqueva dam is situated on the Guadiana river in the Alentejo countryside, near the Alqueva villa...

Alqueva Dam 2

D: Alqueva Dam 1

de Luis Marques, la 4.6 km distanta

The Alqueva dam is situated on the Guadiana river in the Alentejo countryside, near the Alqueva villa...

Alqueva Dam 1

E: Carmo Geral

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.7 km distanta

Carmo Geral

F: Convent of Lady of Mount Caramel - MOURA, PORTUGAL

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.7 km distanta

Convento do Carmo in the town of Moura, it was the first establishment of the Carmelite Order in the ...

Convent of Lady of Mount Caramel - MOURA, PORTUGAL

G: Real Grupo de Forcados Amadores de Moura

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.8 km distanta

The pitchforks (FORCADOS) are amateur groups of several men who catch the bull in a bullfight. When p...

Real Grupo de Forcados Amadores de Moura

H: typical barbershop

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.8 km distanta

Typical barbershop, located in the city center of Moura on Baixo Alentejo, Portugal, founded in the m...

typical barbershop

I: Islamic Festival

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.9 km distanta

Islamic Festival

J: Dr. Santiago garden (Moura, Portugal)

de Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, la 4.9 km distanta

Dr. Santiago garden in Moura, Portugal is a beautifull garden with many flowers and two lakes with fi...

Dr. Santiago garden (Moura, Portugal)

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Portugal, Europe

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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