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Under the Tasman Toren

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This is a 360 degrees view from under the arch of the 75 meters high Tasmantoren ("Tasman Tower") located in the Dutch city of Groningen. The Tasmantoren is a residential tower and was completed in 2010.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Netherlands

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A: View from the Tasmantoren

von Frank van Tol, 30 Meter entfernt

A view over the city of Groningen from the Tasmantoren ("Tasman-tower"). This tower is a residential ...

View from the Tasmantoren

B: Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

von Mark Bruggema, 50 Meter entfernt

Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

C: The Tasman Tower

von Frank van Tol, 70 Meter entfernt

The Tasmantoren ("Tasman-tower") is a residential tower located in the Dutch city of Groningen and wa...

The Tasman Tower

D: Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

von Mark Bruggema, 120 Meter entfernt

Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

Abel Tasmantoren, Groningen

E: terrace on the house-boat in Groningen

von Andrea Biffi, 160 Meter entfernt

terrace on the house-boat in Groningen

F: houseboat in Groningen

von Andrea Biffi, 190 Meter entfernt

houseboat in Groningen

G: House Boat in Groningen

von Andrea Biffi, 250 Meter entfernt

House Boat in Groningen

H: View from the Driebonds-bridge in Groningen

von Frank van Tol, 860 Meter entfernt

View from the Driebondsbrug over the city of Groningen. The Driebondsbrug ("Driebonds-bridge") is an ...

View from the Driebonds-bridge in Groningen

I: VMBO-school Lewenborg Groningen

von Frank van Tol, 1.2 entfernt

A new highschool complex in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. This building was designed by Eri...

VMBO-school Lewenborg Groningen

J: View from the Busbaanbrug Groningen

von Frank van Tol, 1.4 entfernt

View over the city of Groningen from the 'Busbaanbrug' (a bridge which carries a road exclusively for...

View from the Busbaanbrug Groningen

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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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