Castle Strecno at night
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Castle Strecno at night

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Bilder in der Nähe von Slovakia

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A: Castle Strecno Chapel2

von Miroslav Olesnanik, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno Chapel2

B: Castle Strecno Chapel

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 10 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno Chapel

C: Castle Strecno - stairs to tower

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 30 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno - stairs to tower

D: Castle Strecno outside

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 40 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno outside

E: Castle Strecno interior

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno interior

F: Castle Strecno outside

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno outside

G: Castle Strecno - model of castle, as it looked in the past

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno - model of castle, as it looked in the past

H: Castle Strecno interior

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno interior

I: Castle Strecno inside

von Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 Meter entfernt

Castle Strecno inside

J: Strečno castle

von Jakub Laštovička, 100 Meter entfernt

The majestic castle fortress towers on a rock over the river Váh. In the past long gone, Strečno Cast...

Strečno castle

Das Panorama wurde in Slovakia, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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