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Panoramic photo by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin PRO EXPERT Taken 21:22, 02/03/2013 - Views loading...

Amsterdamseweg107 Arnhem

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A: Lounge of healthclub Heijenoord

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 30 meters away

Lounge of healthclub Heijenoord

B: Wolf

od Gerben Swijtink, 520 meters away

Wolf

C: De Rijn

od Gerben Swijtink, 520 meters away

De Rijn

D: visitorcentre de watermnolen sonsbeek park

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 630 meters away

visitorcentre de watermnolen sonsbeek park

E: Zijpendaalseweg 24 b Arnhem

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 630 meters away

Zijpendaalseweg 24 b Arnhem

F: Stijle Tuin Sonsbeek Arnhem

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 640 meters away

Stijle Tuin Sonsbeek Arnhem

G: Zijpendaalseweg 24 arnhem

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 650 meters away

Zijpendaalseweg 24 arnhem

H: Under the Waterfall

od Coos Dam, 650 meters away

Corridor under a small waterfall in Sonsbeek Park.

Under the Waterfall

I: trainstation arnhem

od Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 660 meters away

trainstation arnhem

J: Sonsbeek park

od Coos Dam, 720 meters away

In early spring a view on the white villa and the old water mill (now an information center) in Sonsb...

Sonsbeek park

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

This is an overview of 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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