Hötorget is Stockholm's market square. During weekdays fruit, vegetables and flowers dominate.
The panorama is shot at the foot of the stairs of Stockholm Consert Hall with the famous statue by Carl Milles.
On the opposite side of the square is the department store PUB. Here is also the movie palace "Filmstaden Sergel" with 14 movie screens. One of the largest in northern Europe.
View from stage upon largest scene of Stockholm Concert Hall. The Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthu...
Sergels torg is in the center of Stockholm downtown. It consists of a lowered triangle patterned part...
Edvin Öhrström's sculpture is usually called "The Obelisk" but the name Edvin Öhrström gave it would ...
Occupy wallstreet protests spread across the world - even smaller Cities like Stockholm capital of Sw...
Completed 1774. Architect Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz. Some prominent Swedes are buried here. Prime minis...
Performance at SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair
Adopt the book art project of Läsesalongen in Kulturhuset / Stockholm / Sweden. Featured artists Anna...
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.