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11 07 Panorama

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2011 - January 1st - panorama in the Piata Unirii

the rest of the Fotovest colleagues ... couldn't make it and the streets were empty

:) Happy New Year

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A: B First Snow December 14 2010

by Valentin Arfire, 10 meters away

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B First Snow December 14 2010

B: Saturday - January 22 Piata Unirii

by Valentin Arfire, 20 meters away

after meeting some of my dear fotovest friends, while they decided to gather in a club and discuss so...

Saturday - January 22 Piata Unirii

C: Piata Unirii - view

by Valentin Arfire, 20 meters away

Piata Unirii - view

D: Unirii Square Timisoara by night

by Michael Pop, 20 meters away

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Unirii Square Timisoara by night

E: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 83

by Jeffrey Martin, 30 meters away

I visited Timisoara, Romania in the summer of 2009 to attend the annual Panotools Meeting. I had a lo...

Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 83

F: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 82

by Jeffrey Martin, 30 meters away

I visited Timisoara, Romania in the summer of 2009 to attend the annual Panotools Meeting. I had a lo...

Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 82

G: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 78

by Jeffrey Martin, 30 meters away

I visited Timisoara, Romania in the summer of 2009 to attend the annual Panotools Meeting. I had a lo...

Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 78

H: A Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara

by Valentin Arfire, 40 meters away

the fotovest meeting we held on August 28 was memorable for the appearence of the youngest official c...

A Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara

I: 02 09 2010 By Night Timisoara - Piata Unirii

by Valentin Arfire, 40 meters away

:) a panorama by night in Timisoara - Piata Unirii the mixed light was challenging - especially the h...

02 09 2010 By Night Timisoara - Piata Unirii

J: A 28 12 2010 Fotovest

by Valentin Arfire, 50 meters away

On our last Fotovest meeting of 2010, some of the Canon kernel enjoyed a very rare fog/snow day with ...

A 28 12 2010 Fotovest

This panorama was taken in Timisoara, Europe

This is an overview of 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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