Building the Culture House, Bodø, Norway
The construction of the new Culture House in Bodø, Norway is already well on it's way, ground works are done, and the concrete foundation is slowly taking it's shape. The building will open in May 2014.
The works at the ground level at the Culture House in Bodø, Norway. The two buildings "Urban Figures"...
One week after startup of the building of Culture House, Bodø (Bodø kulturhus). The area is sealed of...
Bodø Harbour, during the construction of the nearby Rica Hotel, 7 April 2013
Easter in Bodø Harbour.
CoverDales @ Rock På Torget 2012
Jakhelln Brygge / Nedre Torv in Bodø, with the ship Gamle Salten docked. The ship is now a restaurant...
During the annual Music Feast Week in Bodø (Nordland Musikkfestuke (NMFU), there are daily concerts a...
TNT @ Rock på Torget Bodø 16 juni 2012 (2)
TNT @ Rock På Torget, Bodø, Norway.
Stage Dolls @ Rock På Torget. Bodø, Norway
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.