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Carpathian Mountains

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A: Piatra Craiului

Par Dan Mirica, A 7.2 km

Piatra Craiului

B: Last souce of water towards Malaiesti

Par Vieru Claudiu, A 8.5 km

Hiking towards Malaiesti chalet, in Bucegi Mountains, Romania. The pano is named after a nearby sign,...

Last souce of water towards Malaiesti

C: The Rasnov Gorge, Romania

Par Michael Pop, A 9.1 km

The Rasnov Gorge, Romania

D: Bucsoiului Glade

Par Vieru Claudiu, A 9.2 km

Bucsoiului glade, on the track from Malaiesti to Pichetul Rosu glade, in Bucegi mountains, on the 3rd...

Bucsoiului Glade

E: Resting place on the way to Malaiesti

Par Vieru Claudiu, A 9.4 km

A nice resting place after a few hours of climbing on the path to Malaiesti chalet, Bucegi mountains,...

Resting place on the way to Malaiesti

F: Kalinderu Ski Trail

Par Adi Mera, A 9.6 km

Kalinderu Ski Trail

G: Hiking to Malaiesti chalet

Par Vieru Claudiu, A 9.6 km

Hiking towards Malaiesti chalet in May 2014

Hiking to Malaiesti chalet

H: Postavarul | Kanzel Ski Slope

Par Laurentiu Rusu, A 9.7 km

Poiana Brasov SKI Resort

Postavarul | Kanzel Ski Slope

I: Postavarul Peak

Par Laurentiu Rusu, A 9.7 km

Poiana Brasov SKI Resort

Postavarul Peak

J: Malaiesti Prepeleac Pichetul Rosu track

Par Vieru Claudiu, A 9.9 km

Prepeleac pass, on the track from Malaiesti to Pichetul Rosu.

Malaiesti Prepeleac Pichetul Rosu track

Ce panorama é été pris à Romania, Europe

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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