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In Sion, Switserland; Basilique de Valère

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Etiquetas: kerk, monument

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This well preserved church stands on top of the mountain in Sion, Switserland. It's a pitty that it's been preserved so much; in some parts of the church the floor is covered with wood so you can't see the original floors. It ruins the charm of the original church. But this part you can see most of the original church.

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Imágenes cercanas en Switzerland

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A: Castel Valère and Tourbillon 1

por Victor-Paulino, 150 metros de distancia

Castel Valère and Tourbillon 1

B: Castel Valère and Tourbillon full moon 2

por Victor-Paulino, 180 metros de distancia

Castel Valère and Tourbillon full moon 2

C: sion full moon

por Victor-Paulino, 190 metros de distancia

sion full moon

D: sion by nigth

por Victor-Paulino, 340 metros de distancia

sion by nigth

E: Sion Cathedral

por Isabel Marques, 410 metros de distancia

Sion Cathedral, or Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Glarier is located in Cathedral Square in Sion, Switzer...

Sion Cathedral

F: Rue des Remparts

por Isabel Marques, 440 metros de distancia

Rue des Remparts situated in the pedestrian area from the center of Sion in Switzerland. At the top o...

Rue des Remparts

G: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion

por Victor-Paulino, 450 metros de distancia

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion

H: place des remparts sion

por Victor-Paulino, 470 metros de distancia

place des remparts sion

I: Château de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

por Martin Banks, 510 metros de distancia

Château de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

J: la tour des sorciers

por Victor-Paulino, 540 metros de distancia

la tour des sorciers

Este panorama fue tomado en Switzerland, Europe

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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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