Approaching in Zürich Airport/ 02.2013
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Approaching in Zürich Airport/ 02.2013

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February 2013

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A: Approach To Zrh

by Markus Kaeppeli, 170 meters away

Approach To Zrh

B: Heissi Maroni@ Zürich Airport/ 02.2013

by NilsW, 240 meters away

Perfect place to watch aircrafts.

Heissi Maroni@ Zürich Airport/ 02.2013

C: a battered mechanical beauty: the steam engine Jakobstal

by Bernhard Ehrminger, 3.2 km away

The Sulzer steam engine shown here was build in 1903 and belonged to the spinnery Blumer & Söhne ...

a battered mechanical beauty: the steam engine Jakobstal

D: Visiting Airport Zurich

by Fritz Hanke, 3.7 km away

It is always fascinating seeing landing or starting airplanes from a short distance.The airport Zuric...

Visiting Airport Zurich

E: Plane spotter place@ Zürich Airport / 02.2013

by NilsW, 4.1 km away

A nice place to watch aircrafts take off.

Plane spotter place@ Zürich Airport / 02.2013

F: Flight 498 / Memorial/ February 2013

by NilsW, 4.7 km away

In January 2000 a Airplane crashed here. All 10 persons died.

Flight 498 / Memorial/ February 2013

G: Wintertime in Regensberg, Switzerland /02.2013

by NilsW, 6.8 km away

Canon EOS 550d, sigma 8mm

Wintertime in Regensberg, Switzerland /02.2013

H: Under the crane in Regensburg/ 02.2013

by NilsW, 6.8 km away

Regensberg, Winter, Zurich

Under the crane in Regensburg/ 02.2013

I: Reg3

by NilsW, 6.8 km away

Reg3

J: Regensberg Tower/ Winter 2013

by NilsW, 6.8 km away

February 2013.

Regensberg Tower/ Winter 2013

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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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