Alexander Nevski At Night
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Alexander Nevski At Night

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Night picture of Church "Temple-monument" Alexander Nevski, situated in central Sofia, Bulgaria. It is included in "100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Tourist_Sites_of_BulgariaOn the right and behind the church there is the Bulgarian parliament building.

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A: Monument to the Unknown Soldier

Af Dimitar Torbov, 60 meter væk

Monument to the Unknown Soldier

B: Belfry of Alexander Nevski Church

Af George Atanasov, 60 meter væk

Belfry of Alexander Nevski Church

C: Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

Af Ivan Miladinov, 60 meter væk

Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

F: The memorial cathedral st. Alexander Nevsky

Af Stefan Solakov, 80 meter væk

This pano has been shot at the 3rd of march - the national holiday of Bulgaria - the liberation of Bu...

The memorial cathedral st. Alexander Nevsky

G: Wedding in Sveta Sofia Church

Af Dimitar Torbov, 80 meter væk

Wedding in Sveta Sofia Church

I: Bulgaria, Sofia, Aleksandar Nevski Street

Af Thomas Blanket, 90 meter væk

Bulgaria, Sofia, Aleksandar Nevski Street

J: Hagia Sophia Church

Af Dimitar Torbov, 100 meter væk

Hagia Sophia Church

Dette panorama blev taget i Sofia, Europe

Dette er et overblik over 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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