Teglholmens Sydkaj
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Teglholmens Sydkaj

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A: Sluseholmen

od Christian Obel, 280 meters away

Sluseholmen

B: Fall in Sydhavnen

od Christian Obel, 390 meters away

Fall in Sydhavnen

C: Frederikskaj

od Christian Obel, 520 meters away

Frederikskaj

D: Københavns Sydhavn

od Christian Obel, 580 meters away

Københavns Sydhavn

E: Slusen ved Sjællandsbroen

od Christian Obel, 700 meters away

Slusen ved Sjællandsbroen

F: Frederiksholmsløbet

od Christian Obel, 700 meters away

Frederiksholmsløbet

G: Between containers with graffiti

od Svend Sønderby, 760 meters away

Between some container at the end of Enghave Brygge. Enghave Brygge is the only peninsula in the sout...

Between containers with graffiti

H: Nokken Strandvej

od Christian Obel, 960 meters away

Nokken Strandvej

I: Enghave Brygge

od Christian Obel, 980 meters away

Enghave Brygge

J: Art at Karens Minde

od Soren Sorensen, 1.3 km daleko

Art at Karens Minde

This panorama was taken in Copenhagen, 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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