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Panoramabillede af David Rowley EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 22:54, 31/05/2012 - Views loading...

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Andenes At Midnight

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When I arrived in Andenes it felt like the last outpost before the North Pole. It was snowing but it was too warm for the snow to stay on the ground. I had ridden my motorbike all the way from Scotland and today I had trouble using the clutch on the bike as my hands were numb with the cold. A few hours later an amazing thing happened, the bad weather that had been with me for a week turned good and the sun came out! This North coast village gave me a great opportunity to see and photograph the midnight sun. This far North at this time of year the sun does not set, at midnight the sun is still above the horizon and to the North.

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A: 130615 Norway Andøya Andenes 135

Af Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 70 meter væk

130615 Norway Andøya Andenes 135

B: Lighthouse in Andenes - Norway

Af Miloslav Petrtýl, 80 meter væk

Lighthouse in Andenes - Norway

C: Midnight at Andenes

Af David Rowley, 510 meter væk

When I arrived in Andenes it felt like the last outpost before the North Pole. It was snowing but it ...

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D: 130615 Norway Andøya cornice road 183

Af Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 5.7 km væk

130615 Norway Andøya cornice road 183

E: Nona

Af Magnus Andersen, 46.7 km væk

Summit of Nona. A 1012m peak on the island of Grytøya, a few km north of the city Harstad in Northern...

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F: Bøttedalskollen

Af Boele Kuipers, 49.6 km væk

This is one of the trips from the 2011 edition of "Til topps i Tranøy". Nice short walk that starts a...

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G: Senja - Norway

Af David Rowley, 51.0 km væk

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H: Vesteralen island in norwey

Af luis davilla, 54.0 km væk

Vesteralen island in norwey

I: andoy friluftcentre

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andoy friluftcentre in lofoten island. norwey

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J: Who´s the boss?

Af Steve Nilsen, 58.5 km væk

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Dette panorama blev taget i Norway, 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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