Waldringfield shore and the Sailing Club
A small village nestled by the side of the river Deben, Waldringfield is a popular retreat for families and walkers wishing to enjoy the unspoilt Suffolk countryside within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths area of Outstanding Natural beauty.
A small village nestled by the side of the river Deben, Waldringfield is a popular retreat for famili...
Looking North along the River Deben back towards Woodbridge town centre. There are some wonderful wal...
View of the River Deben in Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. A wonderful walk along the river.
View from a jetty of the River Deben at Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.
Ufford - Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary14-15 century with the finest font cover ...
St Mary of the Assumption UffordAn ancient village street leads from the Old Highroad towards one of ...
St Mary Assumption Uffod SuffolkGood Suffolk tower of flint and flushwork on the porchOriginally of t...
View at Felixstowe Ferry in Suffolk, England.
A panorama I took at the end of the commercial road near the sea in Felixstowe Handheld, after a few ...
A cylindrical panorama showing Felixstowe Pier and Leisure Centre. Before World War II the pier was o...
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.