The Panorama of Szczecin
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The Panorama of Szczecin

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A: The Panorama of Szczecin

Par Szczecin, à moins de 10 mètres

The Panorama of Szczecin

B: Wały Chrobrego

Par Leszek Cuper, à 30 mètres

Wały Chrobrego

C: Chrobry's Embankments In The Evening

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 60 mètres

Chrobry's Embankments In The Evening

D: Szczecin Waly Chrobrego Hakenterrasse

Par Alexander Jensko, à 70 mètres

The 500 meter long Haken Terrace (Polish: Wały Chrobrego) is the most famous architectural ensemble i...

Szczecin Waly Chrobrego Hakenterrasse

E: Chrobry Embankment

Par Szczecin, à 80 mètres

Chrobry Embankment

F: Waly Chrobrego

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 110 mètres

Waly Chrobrego

H: Wały Chrobrego - Wyższa Szkoła Morska

Par Leszek Cuper, à 200 mètres

Wały Chrobrego - Wyższa Szkoła Morska

I: Autums Leaves

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 370 mètres

Autums Leaves

J: Baszta siedmiu płaszczy

Par Leszek Cuper, à 440 mètres

Baszta siedmiu płaszczy

Ce panorama é été pris à Poland, 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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