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Panoramabillede af Gregor Polster EXPERT Taget 17:15, 21/05/2009 - Views loading...



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B: Flåmbana - The Flåm Railway in Norway

Af Alexander Jensko, 460 meter væk

The Flåm Railway in Norway (Flåmbana) is one of the world's steepest railway lines on normal gauge. T...

Flåmbana - The Flåm Railway in Norway

C: Stegastein Viewpoint

Af Ronald Tichelaar, 7.3 km væk

This spectacular platform towers 640 metres over Aurlandsvangen and juts out in space, providing a pa...

Stegastein Viewpoint

D: Snow Road

Af Alexander Kalashnikoff, 7.3 km væk

Snow Road

E: Viewpoint at the Aurlandsfjord

Af Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 7.3 km væk

Viewpoint at the Aurlandsfjord

F: evening at the aurlandsfjord

Af Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 8.1 km væk

evening at the aurlandsfjord

G: Aurlandfjord

Af Valentin Tushinov, 8.5 km væk


H: the aurlandsfjord

Af Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 8.7 km væk

the aurlandsfjord

I: Prest

Af Jone Ronold, 10.0 km væk

360° view over Sognefjorden, Aurlandsvangen, Undredal and Flåm.


J: Kårdalsfossen in Flåmsdalen (1/15 sec)

Af Ronald Tichelaar, 12.1 km væk

The Kårdalsfossen (Kårdal's waterfall) is a small waterfall along a trail in Flåmsdalen through witch...

Kårdalsfossen in Flåmsdalen (1/15 sec)

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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