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Vasabron

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"Vasabron" bridge inaugurated 1878 is one of Stockholm's most beutiful bridges. Almost a stone's throw from many of Stockholm's landmarks as the City Hall "Stadshuset", the Parliament "Riksdagen", the House of the Lords "Riddarhuset" (All of them seen in this panorama), and many others.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Sweden

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A: Vasabron

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 20 Meter entfernt

Vasabron or the Vasa bridge is a cast iron bridge connecting the north side with the Old Town. From h...

Vasabron

B: Riksbron in fog

von Jann Lipka, 170 Meter entfernt

Riksbron - short bridge between Parlament buildings and goverment block in Stockholm, fog is unusual ...

Riksbron in fog

C: Tekniska museet

von Daryoush Tahmasebi, 180 Meter entfernt

Tekniska museet

D: Moderna museet

von Daryoush Tahmasebi, 180 Meter entfernt

Moderna museet

E: Riksbron - The National Bridge, Stockholm

von Vil Muhametshin, 180 Meter entfernt

Riksbron (Swedish: "The National Bridge" or "The State Bridge") is an arch bridge in central Stockhol...

Riksbron - The National Bridge, Stockholm

F: The sunset on the Riksbron Bridge

von Tomek Bialek, 180 Meter entfernt

The sunset on the Riksbron Bridge

The sunset on the Riksbron Bridge

G: Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

von Stefan Geens, 190 Meter entfernt

Jenny and Maximilian got married in the great hall of Riddarhuset, the House of Nobility, in Stockhol...

Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

H: Swedish House of Nobility

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 210 Meter entfernt

Riddarhuset in English "House of Knights". During the four chamber "Estates of Realm" parliament this...

Swedish House of Nobility

I: Riksbron

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 220 Meter entfernt

Riksbron is the name of the bridge between Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and Helgeandsholmen leading to R...

Riksbron

J: Sagerska Palatset

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 230 Meter entfernt

Sagerska Palatset is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Sweden. It is located at Strömga...

Sagerska Palatset

Das Panorama wurde in Sweden, 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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