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A: Plockton

av Volker Uhl, 40 meter bort

Plockton

B: Loch Carron Plokton

av Volker Uhl, 140 meter bort

Loch Carron Plokton

C: Plockton

av David Rowley, 520 meter bort

Plockton is a picturesque settlement on the shores of Loch Carron. It faces east, away from the preva...

Plockton

D: Duirinish

av Volker Uhl, 2.8 km bort

Duirinish

E: Loch Carron Stromeferry Scotland

av Geoff Mather, 6.5 km bort

This location on the A890 near Stromeferry overlooks this sea loch for all of its Eastern end.

Loch Carron Stromeferry Scotland

F: Kyleakin Skye Bridge Skye Scotland

av Geoff Mather, 8.7 km bort

The Kyle of Loch Alsh from the village of Kyleakin.

Kyleakin Skye Bridge Skye Scotland

G: Loch Alsh from the Skye Bridge

av Volker Uhl, 8.9 km bort

Loch Alsh from the Skye Bridge

H: Skye Bridge

av Volker Uhl, 8.9 km bort

Skye Bridge

I: Skye Bridge Kyleakin Skye Scotland

av Geoff Mather, 8.9 km bort

A yacht passes under the Skye bridge as we look across the Kyle of Loch Alsh.

Skye Bridge Kyleakin Skye Scotland

J: Viewpoint at the road to Applecross

av Volker Uhl, 9.6 km bort

Viewpoint at the road to Applecross

Det här panoramat togs i Scotland, Europe

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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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