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Bilder in der Nähe von Rotterdam

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A: Polderpoort

von Hans Molenkamp, 310 Meter entfernt

The sportfacilty Polderpoort. Located in the Vlaardingen area Broekpolder. Sporters from all over the...

Polderpoort

B: Potgieterstraat Vlaardingen

von Hans Molenkamp, 650 Meter entfernt

An older housing project in the city of Vlaardingen. Many inhabitants are now renovating their house ...

Potgieterstraat Vlaardingen

C: Havenstraatkwartier Vlaardingen

von Hans Molenkamp, 930 Meter entfernt

The old part of the town of Vlaardingen has been renewed. There where once little shipyeards dominate...

Havenstraatkwartier Vlaardingen

D: Veerplein Vlaardingen

von Hans Molenkamp, 990 Meter entfernt

A view on the rather crappy square in the center of the city of Vlaardingen. This square now hosts th...

Veerplein Vlaardingen

E: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 01

von Martijn Oorthuis, 1.1 entfernt

UitFestival Vlaardingen - 01

F: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 03

von Martijn Oorthuis, 1.1 entfernt

UitFestival Vlaardingen - 03

G: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 02

von Martijn Oorthuis, 1.1 entfernt

UitFestival Vlaardingen - 02

H: Panorama by the water

von Cliff Odijk, 1.2 entfernt

Panorama picture taken by the water next to my house. This is one of my first panoramas I've been abl...

Panorama by the water

I: Harbour Vlaardingen

von Hans Molenkamp, 1.2 entfernt

There where once fisherboats dominated the harbour of Vlaardingen it is now the place for both histor...

Harbour Vlaardingen

J: Happy new year

von Martijn Oorthuis, 1.5 entfernt

Happy new year lightpaint.

Happy new year

Das Panorama wurde in Rotterdam, 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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