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Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

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A: Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

av Volker Uhl, 10 meter bort

Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

B: Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

av Volker Uhl, 90 meter bort

Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

C: Fort Augustus, Scotland

av Florian Bertzbach, 150 meter bort

Fort Augustus is lokated at the west end of the Loch Ness. Here you find the flight of locks to chang...

Fort Augustus, Scotland

D: Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

av Volker Uhl, 160 meter bort

The canal was started in 1803 to plans produced by Thomas Telford following survey work by James Watt...

Neptuns Staircase Fort Augustus

E: Woodland Walk In Autumn at Allt Na Criche

av Dave Kennard, 1.6 km bort

A seat in the woodlands at Allt na Criche, near Loch Ness, Scotland. The woods are planted with a var...

Woodland Walk In Autumn at Allt Na Criche

F: Suidhe Chuimein

av Alex Daniel, 6.5 km bort

I took this photo in Sept 2011 while on a drive around Loch Ness. It's 114 mega pixles and is made of...

Suidhe Chuimein

G: Bridge of Oich

av Volker Uhl, 6.9 km bort

Bridge of Oich

H: General Wlades Military Road Scotland

av Volker Uhl, 7.2 km bort

General Wlades Military Road Scotland

I: Old Invergarry Castle

av Volker Uhl, 10.6 km bort

Old Invergarry Castle

J: Invergarry

av Volker Uhl, 10.8 km bort

Invergarry

Det här panoramat togs i Scotland, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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