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Bunge Church

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A: Bunge Airfield from the Hangar Roof

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 430 meters away

Bunge Airfield is a privately owned airfield. It was once a military airfield but when the airforce n...

Bunge Airfield from the Hangar Roof

B: Bunge Airfield

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 470 meters away

Bunge Airfield is a former military airport, now privately owned. This image was taken from the roof ...

Bunge Airfield

C: Bunge Airfield

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 490 meters away

Bunge Airfield is a former military airport, now privately owned. This image was taken from the roof ...

Bunge Airfield

D: Gotlandsolja oil well

by Arvid Rudling, 8.1 km away

Site of the now-defunct oil drilling on Gotland.

Gotlandsolja oil well

E: Lauters sea-stacks

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 10.8 km away

One of the smaller sea-stack fields of Gotland with the famous sea-stack "Kaffepannan" or Coffee pot ...

Lauters sea-stacks

F: Langhammar

by Fredrik Skog, 18.4 km away

Langhammar is an sea stack (In Swedish "rauk") on Fårö. One of the most well known sea stacks in Swed...

Langhammar

G: Tingstäde fortification

by Arvid Rudling, 27.2 km away

Defunct military installation in Tingstäde, Gotland, Sweden

Tingstäde fortification

H: A church on Gotland

by Stefan Geens, 35.1 km away

Day 16-17: Gotland — OMG, Gotland is fantastic! The weather didn't cooperate in the end, but never mi...

A church on Gotland

I: Gotland Railway Museum

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 45.2 km away

The Swedish island of Gotland had rail road traffic between 1878 and 1960. In 1972 the Gotland Train ...

Gotland Railway Museum

J: Norderport

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 48.8 km away

"Norderport" is the "north gate" in the city wall surrounding the old parts of the Hanseatic town of ...

Norderport

This panorama was taken in Gotland, 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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