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Copenhagen The Round Tower

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Wikipedia : "The Rundetårn (English: Round Tower) is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory. It is most noted for its 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top, and for the expansive views it affords over Copenhagen.

The tower is part of the Trinitatis Complex which also provided the scholars of the time with a university chapel, the Trinitatis Church, and an academic library which was the first purpose-built facilities of the Copenhagen University Library which had been founded in 1482.

Today the Round Tower serves as an observation tower for expansive views of Copenhagen, a public astronomical observatory and a historical monument. In the same time the Library Hall, located above the church and only accessible along the tower's ramp, is an active cultural venue with both exhibitions and a busy concert schedule."

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Billeder tæt på København


A: Rundetårn

Af Christian Obel, 10 meter væk


B: København Strøget

Af Willy Kaemena, 370 meter væk

Copenhagen "Strøget"  the first pedestrian shopping street in Copenhagen. Read more about in Wikipedia

København Strøget


Af Karl Heinz Eisele, 380 meter væk

D: COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 380 meter væk

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COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

E: Rosenborg Park

Af Christof Martin -, 390 meter væk

Rosenborg Park

F: Gammeltorv in Copenhagen

Af Bengt, 430 meter væk

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen as the old song goes:

Gammeltorv in Copenhagen

G: Kongens Have

Af Christian Obel, 440 meter væk

Kongens Have

H: Rosenborg Castle

Af Christian Obel, 460 meter væk

Rosenborg Castle

I: Nikolaj Plads

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 480 meter væk

Nikolaj Plads

J: Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 490 meter væk

Despite the name, the Nikolaj Church have never been used as a church, but at times a library - now h...

Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

Dette panorama blev taget i København, 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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