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Kelvingrove Museum #2

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A stunning skeleton of an extinct Deer (Elk?) in the "Creatures of the Past" exhibit in the West Wing of the Kelvingrove Museum. I was stunned by the size of it.

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A: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum by Mark Sutherland

Af Jon Mills, 60 meter væk

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of Scotland's most popular attractions. It's collectio...

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum by Mark Sutherland

B: Kelvingrove Museum #1

Af Gary Quigg, 60 meter væk

A fantastic collection of natural history exhibits and art pieces in a magnificent building ... and i...

Kelvingrove Museum #1

C: University of Glasgow

Af Benoit Nicolet, 250 meter væk

University of Glasgow

D: University of Glasgow, Undercroft

Af Daniel Oi, 310 meter væk

The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world,  established...

University of Glasgow, Undercroft

E: Kelvingrove Park Bandstand

Af Billy Hepburn, 320 meter væk

The bandstand within Kelvingrove Park was built in 1924 and designed by James Millar. It was a popula...

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand

F: University Memorial Chapel, Glasgow by Mark Sutherland

Af Jon Mills, 320 meter væk

Designed by Sir J J Burnet in the Scots Gothic style this 1920's building is actually constructed wit...

University Memorial Chapel, Glasgow by Mark Sutherland

G: The Hunterian Museum #1

Af Gary Quigg, 370 meter væk

An eclectic collection of specimens and anatomy exhibits. Strangely wonderful and a great space to wa...

The Hunterian Museum #1

H: Glenlee Tall Ship

Af Peter Stark, 840 meter væk

The cargo vessel SV Glenlee was launched at Port Glasgow in 1896 and changed ownership several times ...

Glenlee Tall Ship

I: Lobey Dosser

Af Peter Stark, 970 meter væk

Lobey Dosser

J: Landsdowne Parish Church

Af Peter Stark, 1.0 km væk

Landsdowne Parish Church in the west end of Glasgow was built to a design by the architect John Honey...

Landsdowne Parish Church

Dette panorama blev taget i Scotland, 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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