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Images à proximité de Norway


A: The habor and the railway station of Flam at the aurlandsfjord

Par Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, à 220 mètres

The habor and the railway station of Flam at the aurlandsfjord

B: Flåmbana - The Flåm Railway in Norway

Par Alexander Jensko, à 460 mètres

The Flåm Railway in Norway (Flåmbana) is one of the world's steepest railway lines on normal gauge. T...

Flåmbana - The Flåm Railway in Norway

C: Stegastein Viewpoint

Par Ronald Tichelaar, A 7.3 km

This spectacular platform towers 640 metres over Aurlandsvangen and juts out in space, providing a pa...

Stegastein Viewpoint

D: Snow Road

Par Alexander Kalashnikoff, A 7.3 km

Snow Road

E: Viewpoint at the Aurlandsfjord

Par Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, A 7.3 km

Viewpoint at the Aurlandsfjord

F: evening at the aurlandsfjord

Par Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, A 8.1 km

evening at the aurlandsfjord

G: Aurlandfjord

Par Valentin Tushinov, A 8.5 km


H: the aurlandsfjord

Par Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, A 8.7 km

the aurlandsfjord

I: Prest

Par Jone Ronold, A 10.0 km

360° view over Sognefjorden, Aurlandsvangen, Undredal and Flåm.


J: Kårdalsfossen in Flåmsdalen (1/15 sec)

Par Ronald Tichelaar, A 12.1 km

The Kårdalsfossen (Kårdal's waterfall) is a small waterfall along a trail in Flåmsdalen through witch...

Kårdalsfossen in Flåmsdalen (1/15 sec)

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Ceci est un aperçu 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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