Bergen Bygarasjen (city parking)
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Bergen Bygarasjen (city parking)

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A: City Of Bergen, Norway

by Bane Obradović, 370 meters away

City Of Bergen, Norway

C: Naturhistorisk Museum - Bergen - Norway

by Arne Beck, 780 meters away

Taken with Contax 645, 80mm, Phase One p45+

Naturhistorisk Museum - Bergen - Norway

D: Haakonshallen

by Arne Beck, 780 meters away

HAAKON'S HALL - BERGEN CITY MUSEUM Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. I...

Haakonshallen

E: Gaustadfjellet (Mount Gaustad)

by Bjørn Rossland, 780 meters away

Meir en nok sjiit !

Gaustadfjellet (Mount Gaustad)

F: Sjøfartsmonumentet Torgallmenningen

by Rana 1610, 820 meters away

Sailor Monument, torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway

Sjøfartsmonumentet Torgallmenningen

G: 101114 002 Bergen Norway City Center

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 870 meters away

101114 002 Bergen Norway City Center

H: 101114 001 Bergen Norway City Center

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 880 meters away

101114 001 Bergen Norway City Center

I: At the top of the Fløibanen Funicular in Bergen, Norway

by Henk Keijzer, 930 meters away

At the top of the Fløibanen Funicular in Bergen, Norway

At the top of the Fløibanen Funicular in Bergen, Norway

J: Bergen Funicular and Cityscape

by Douglas Cape, 930 meters away

The view from the funicalar station on Mount Floyen. Bergen

Bergen Funicular and Cityscape

This panorama was taken in Norway, 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.

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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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