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A: Pamvotis Lake Ioannina

por Nikos Maretas, 200 metros de distancia

This panorama was taken from the lakeshore of lake Pamvotis in Ioannina. The Byzantine castle of Ioan...

Pamvotis Lake Ioannina

B: Mouselimi cafe inside the old castle of Ioannina city

por Costas Vassis, 360 metros de distancia

Mouselimi is a beautiful small cafe inside the old castle in the city of Ioannina, Epirus

Mouselimi cafe inside the old castle of Ioannina city

C: Its Kale Ioannina

por Nikos Maretas, 470 metros de distancia

 Its Kale (uc Kale) meaning three castles or towers in turkish, is the southeastern acropolis of the ...

Its Kale Ioannina

D: Its Kale-Ioannina

por Christos Tsekas, 520 metros de distancia

Its Kale-Ioannina

E: Roads of New York Exhibition

por Costas Vassis, 630 metros de distancia

Photography exhibition by Dimitri Mellos a Greek Photographer that is based in New York city. This ex...

Roads of New York Exhibition

F: Litharitsia

por Nikos Maretas, 810 metros de distancia

Litharitsia is a park in the center of Ioannina. It is a place were people go to find some calm in th...

Litharitsia

G: Calm waters in Lake Pamvotis

por Nikos Maretas, 880 metros de distancia

This panorama was taken during a calm winter afternoon. No wind and no ripples across the Lake surfac...

Calm waters in Lake Pamvotis

H: Photometria photo festival

por Costas Vassis, 910 metros de distancia

Photography exhibition of Photometria Ioannina photo festival. This exhibition is about the 20 best p...

Photometria photo festival

I: Beatc Panorama

por stylianos kanakaris, a 1.0 km.

Beatc Panorama

J: I.T. Classroom 7th Lyceum Ioannina

por Nikos Maretas, a 1.6 km.

This is the I.T. classroom of the 7th Lyceum of Ioannina, a public school.                           ...

I.T. Classroom 7th Lyceum Ioannina

Este panorama fue tomado en Greece, 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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