Aranjues Jardin Chinesco 2
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Aranjues Jardin Chinesco 2

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A: Aranjues Jardin Chinesco 1

by soledad-tante-agudo, less than 10 meters away

Aranjues Jardin Chinesco 1

B: Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 3

by soledad-tante-agudo, 110 meters away

Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 3

C: Aranjuez_Jardines del Principe_

by soledad-tante-agudo, 110 meters away

Aranjuez_Jardines del Principe_

D: chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

 chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

E: chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

 chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

chinese-pond-in-principe-garden-aranjuez-madrid

F: Chinese Pond in principe garden. aranjuez

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

 Chinese Pond in principe garden. aranjuez

Chinese Pond in principe garden. aranjuez

G: Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 1

by soledad-tante-agudo, 670 meters away

Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 1

H: Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 2

by soledad-tante-agudo, 680 meters away

Aranjuez Jardines Del Principe 2

I: labrador royal house. aranjuez

by luis davilla, 730 meters away

labrador royal house. aranjuez

labrador royal house. aranjuez

J: dance hall. labrador house. aranjuez

by luis davilla, 730 meters away

dance hall. labrador house. aranjuez

dance hall. labrador house. aranjuez

This panorama was taken in Madrid, 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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