Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode
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Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode

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A: Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

por Jeffrey Martin, 10 metros de distancia

Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

B: Listening to Pink Floyd at Sotero's house

por Jeffrey Martin, 10 metros de distancia

Listening to Pink Floyd at Sotero's house

C: Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

por Jeffrey Martin, 10 metros de distancia

Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

D: Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

por Jeffrey Martin, 30 metros de distancia

Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

E: The potato and wine cellar

por Jeffrey Martin, 110 metros de distancia

The potato and wine cellar

F: home sweet Autumn

por Sotero Ferreira, 120 metros de distancia

home sweet Autumn

G: A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

por Sotero Ferreira, 190 metros de distancia

A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

H: Festa da Portela - Fontes - Abrantes

por Sotero Ferreira, 540 metros de distancia

Festa da Portela - Fontes - Abrantes

I: Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake 2

por Jeffrey Martin, 810 metros de distancia

Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake 2

J: Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

por Jeffrey Martin, 820 metros de distancia

Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

Este panorama fue tomado en Portugal, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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