Dartmoor

Photo: Edmund Gall, Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometers (368 square miles). Twitter Moment Dartmoor Embedded Tweets When you walk the streets of #London remember the pavements below your feet were hewn out …

Alps

Photo: European Space Agency The Alps extend 1200 km through eight different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. This mountain range, which is inhabited by some 20 million people, covers an area of approximately 200 000 sq km. Videos Elsewhere on the Web alparc.org Facebook Wikipedia Alps History_of_the_Alps Planeta.com Europe Wild …

Norway

Photo: Lauri Rantala – Day trekkers having a break Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. …

Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 meters) wide and weighing around 25 …

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). The Sámi flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, Lappland in Sweden and Lappi/Lappland in Finland means ‘land of Sámi’s.’ The area has been …

Catalonia

Antoni Tàpies Painting, Photo: Kent Kanouse Wikipedia: Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of Spain’s eight communities which are designated as a nationality by their Statute of Autonomy. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain. Catalonia …

Slovenia

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary. The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is home to just under 300,000 people and the cultural, administrative and economic center of the country. Famous for its environmental credentials, the city was named European Green Capital in 2016. Headlines From no recycling to zero …

Europe Links

Map: Wikipedia Links related to Europe presented in somewhat random fashion Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-11/why-are-tourists-so-interested-in-the-war/9130938 http://jimmysbook.com/2016/05/20/10-maps-europe-like-youve-never-seen-it-before https://twitter.com/i/moments/751192640222269441 Europe-Rural-Tourism A-new-ENPI-project-Mediterranean-Experience-of-Eco-tourism faith-markets-misplaced-governments-save-planet Reports RESEARCH FOR TRAN COMMITTEE – FROM RESPONSIBLE BEST PRACTICES TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/573421/IPOL_STU(2015)573421_EN.pdf Flickr Ecotourism Ireland – Catherine Mack Soomaa EDEN Pictures Flickr Groups Ecotourism Europe PAN Parks – Experience Europe’s Wilderness Europe at Night …

South Wind Blows

Logo Recommended listening: Ireland’s fabulous music show South Wind Blows – rte.ie/radio1/south-wind-blows – is presented by Philip King and crafted on the edge of Europe, from the most westerly tip. “The music is eclectic and personal, informed by Kings’ own music odyssey spanning more than 30 years and enriched by his personal archive collected out …

Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one …