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A: "Old Aunt" at the Carnival in Basel

Par Werner Getzmann, à 840 mètres

These "Old aunt" plays the "Piccolo"in the streets of Basel. The Basel carnival lasts 3 days. The pic...

"Old Aunt" at the Carnival in Basel

B: "Waggis"at the Carnival in Basel

Par Werner Getzmann, à 860 mètres

This beautiful "Waggis" resting in a small street in Basel. The Basel carnival lasts 3 days and it is...

"Waggis"at the Carnival in Basel

C: Basel Botanique

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 930 mètres

Basel Botanique

D: 'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

Par Dieter Hofer, à 930 mètres

The Victoriahaus was built in 1898 specifically for the giant water lily 'Victoria Regia'. It is one ...

'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

E: A Christmas Tree Decorations Outfitting Store

Par Dieter Hofer, à 950 mètres

A Store that sells only Christmas tree decoration all year round. It is located on 'Spalenberg' a nar...

A Christmas Tree Decorations Outfitting Store

F: Totengässlein

Par Markus Lissner, à 960 mètres

Totengässlein

G: Basel Theaterplatz

Par Markus Lissner, à 990 mètres

Metallskulptur von Richard Serra

Basel Theaterplatz

H: Guggekonzärt z Basel

Par Werner Getzmann, à 990 mètres

Guggekonzärt z Basel

I: Bahnhof SBB

Par Markus Lissner, A 1.0 km

Bahnhof SBB

J: Ticket counter area at the station in Basel

Par Werner Getzmann, A 1.0 km

Ticket counter area at the station in Basel. In the town carnival in a few weeks. The man in the midd...

Ticket counter area at the station in Basel

Ce panorama é été pris à Switzerland, 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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