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Silba - Carpusina cove

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A: The sails sculpture

Par Vedran Penga, à 280 mètres

The sails sculpture

B: Silba - port Žalić

Par Vedran Penga, à 360 mètres

Silba - port Žalić

C: Silba - view from Toreta

Par Vedran Penga, à 390 mètres

Silba - view from Toreta

D: Ferry docking

Par Vedran Penga, à 400 mètres

Ferry docking

E: Center of Silba village

Par Vedran Penga, à 550 mètres

Center of Silba village

F: Pocukmarak Cove

Par Vedran Penga, à 800 mètres

Pocukmarak Cove

G: Silba - Port of Mul

Par Vedran Penga, à 850 mètres

Silba - Port of Mul

H: Silba - Port Mul

Par Vedran Penga, à 920 mètres

Silba - Port Mul

I: Port Mul - view from pier

Par Vedran Penga, à 940 mètres

Port Mul - view from pier

J: Šotorišće beach

Par Vedran Penga, A 1.0 km

Šotorišće beach

Ce panorama é été pris à Croatia, Europe

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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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