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Panoramabillede af Dimitar Torbov EXPERT Taget 12:23, 01/09/2009 - Views loading...

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The House with the Monkey

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The House with the Monkey was built in 1848 by the famous bulgarian master-builder Kolyo Fitcheto. Above the ground floor on the facade has been put a sculpture of a sitting monkey, which gave the house its name.

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A: Vastanicheska Str. in Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 30 meter væk

Vastanicheska Str. in Veliko Tarnovo

B: Narrow street in Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 110 meter væk

Narrow street in Veliko Tarnovo

C: Saint Nikolay Church in Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 120 meter væk

Saint Nikolay Church in Veliko Tarnovo

D: Panoramic View

Af Dimitar Torbov, 210 meter væk

Panoramic View

E: Nezavisimost Str. Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 250 meter væk

Nezavisimost Str. Veliko Tarnovo

F: Samovod Marketplace in Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 260 meter væk

Samovod Marketplace in Veliko Tarnovo

G: The Asenevtsi Monument in Veliko Tarnovo

Af Dimitar Torbov, 280 meter væk

The Asenevtsi Monument in Veliko Tarnovo

H: Конниците - Велико Търново

Af Georgi Angelov, 310 meter væk

Конниците - Велико Търново

I: The Stambolov Bridge

Af Dimitar Torbov, 360 meter væk

The Stambolov Bridge

Dette panorama blev taget i Bulgaria, 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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