behind-QX-car-Pride-parade- Stockholm- 2010
Two more panos from the same event here :
( Specially Piratpartiet - Swedish pirate party has nice purple flags ...)
Pride 2009 gay ( not only ) 35000 participants, 350 000 viewers. Right under my living room window .....
Completed in 1695 Architect Nicodemus Tessin d.ä. Some famous poets are buried here: Erik Johan Stagn...
Mariamagdalenachurch at Sodermalm i Stockholm, Sweden. Built as it looks now 1763. Open for public mo...
Slussen early in the morning Slussen was built in the 1930's to solve the traffic problems. It is in ...
Stockholm City Museum (Stockholms Stadsmuseum) is located at Slussen on Södermalm near the Old Town (...
Södermalmstorg - Slussen.
Slussen Metro Station shows a different side of Stockholm than one would expect. Even this beautiful ...
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.