Royal Danish Playhouse and panorama
The building, designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg, is dedicated to the Royal Danish Theater (dramatic theater), which was once located in Kongens Nytorv square.
In the picture you can also see in the distance the famous building of the Opera House (opera and ballet).
The Opera House is a spectacular piece of architecture designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, w...
Beautiful Summer day in Copenhagen
Nyhavn - or New Port, if translated literally - is one of the few remaining examples on the old port ...
The Nyhavn area of Copenhagen used to be a 'Sailor's delight', but is now a bustling centre with plen...
Amaliehaven - the Amalie Garden . is located close to the harbour, with the royal cast Amalienborg on...
Amiliehaven er en af K?benhavns nyeste parken, Den ligger mellem Amalienborg og havnen - og er en del...
Early morning along New Harbor in the city of Copenhagen Denmark. A vintage lightship is moored in th...
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.