Scheveningen Kite Festival
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Scheveningen Kite Festival

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Images à proximité de Netherlands

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A: Scheveningen beach broad walk

Par John Nayler, à 70 mètres

The occasional summer day arrives to the Netherlands beach front for the enjoyment of all.

Scheveningen beach broad walk

B: Scheveningen Kurhaus Oct 2013

Par Willy Kaemena, à 80 mètres

Scheveningen Kurhaus Beach and Promenade

Scheveningen  Kurhaus Oct 2013

C: Kurhaus Scheveningen

Par A. van Die, à 90 mètres

View from the Kurhaus terrace on Scheveningen beach and the pier.

Kurhaus Scheveningen

D: The Hague - Corona Wakeboard Tour

Par Marco den Herder, à 130 mètres

The Hague - Corona Wakeboard Tour

E: Beach in Schveningen (Netherlands)

Par Victorina, à 200 mètres

Beach in Schveningen (Netherlands)

F: Scheveningen pier

Par A. van Die, à 200 mètres

On the Scheveningen pier

Scheveningen pier

G: Under the pier

Par A. van Die, à 220 mètres

Under the Scheveningen pier

Under the pier

H: The Hague - Easter Market - Palaceplein

Par Marco den Herder, à 250 mètres

The Hague - Easter Market - Palaceplein

I: Scheveningen pier

Par A. van Die, à 270 mètres

On the Scheveningen pier

Scheveningen pier

J: The Hague - Aircooled Scheveningen

Par Marco den Herder, à 280 mètres

The Hague - Aircooled Scheveningen

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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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