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Modlin Fortress, warehouse

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Modlin Fortress is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland. It is located near the town of Modlin on the Bugonarew river, 50 kilometres north of Warsaw.

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A: Modlin Fortress, Poniatowski Gate

Par Wojciech Sadlej, à 720 mètres

The Princes Józef Poniatowski Gate from 1836r Modlin Fortress is one of the biggest 19th century fort...

Modlin Fortress, Poniatowski Gate

B: Winter walk

Par Michał Rudewicz, A 12.4 km

Winter landscape near Vistula river

Winter walk

C: Jablonna Palace - path

Par Przemek Piwowar - panoland.pl, A 17.2 km

Jablonna Palace - path

D: Pałac Jablonna - Sala Kominkowa

Par Przemek Piwowar - panoland.pl, A 17.3 km

Pałac Jablonna - Sala Kominkowa

E: Palac Jablonna Ogrod

Par Przemek Piwowar - panoland.pl, A 17.3 km

Palac Jablonna Ogrod

F: Pumpkin

Par Wojciech Sadlej, A 17.6 km

Pumpkin

G: Wisla

Par Artur Kawka, A 19.8 km

Wisla

H: Swamp in Mlociny forest

Par Michał Rudewicz, A 20.5 km

Swamp in the Mlociny forest in Warsaw

Swamp in Mlociny forest

I: Młociny forest

Par Michał Rudewicz, A 20.9 km

Młociny forest

J: Wisla w Okolicach Piaskarni 4

Par Artur Kawka, A 21.3 km

Wisla w Okolicach Piaskarni 4

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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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