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St Marys Burnham Entrance

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A: St Marys Burnham

av Andrew Cole, 10 meter bort

St Marys Burnham

B: Maidenhead Boathouse

av Bob Stapleton, 2.2 km bort

Inside the boathouse in Maidenhead, this is one of three passages of boats racked 8 high 2 deep and 3...

Maidenhead Boathouse

C: Maidenhead Boathouse 2

av Bob Stapleton, 2.2 km bort

This is shot just outside the Maidenhead Rowing Club boathouse, looking along the river to the left y...

Maidenhead Boathouse 2

D: Andys home

av Andrew Cole, 2.3 km bort

Andys home

E: Maidenhead Thames river bank

av Bob Stapleton, 2.3 km bort

Shot on the bank of the Thames river, this is the scene of the annual Maidenhead regatta. Looking dow...

Maidenhead Thames river bank

F: Maidenhead Thames river bank

av Bob Stapleton, 2.3 km bort

Shot on the bank of the Thames river, this is the scene of the annual Maidenhead regatta. Looking dow...

Maidenhead Thames river bank

G: Thames River, Brunel Bridge

av Bob Stapleton, 2.3 km bort

This is shot under the Brunel Bridge, Built in 1838 the two arches of this bridge are the widest and ...

Thames River, Brunel Bridge

H: Chef

av Andrew Cole, 2.6 km bort

Chef

I: My Truck

av Andrew Cole, 3.3 km bort

The interior view of the truck I drive at work.

My Truck

J: Burnham Beeches

av Hans ter Horst, 3.4 km bort

Another view of one of the many remarkable trees at the Common in the Burnham Beeches. In this area c...

Burnham Beeches

Det här panoramat togs i England, 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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