Challet St. Christopher - Koliba u sv. Kristofa Banska Bystrica
In connection with the development of tourism has grown along roads in Slovakia stylish all-wooden challets in the spirit of Slovak traditions (called Koliba), offering passengers comfortable seating and refreshments. This panorama is interior the Challet St. Christopher in Banska Bystrica.
V suvislosti s rozvojom turistickeho ruchu vyrastli pri cestach na Slovensku stylove celodrevene zruby v duchu slovenskej tradicie (tzv. Koliby) ponukajuce cestujucim prijemne posedenie a obcerstvenie. Na tejto panorame je interier Koliby u sv.Kristofa na Uľanskej ceste v Banskej Bystrici.
Autumn in The Fatra Mountains in Slovakia
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Next to The Church / Blízo kostola.Kostol Premenenia Pána na Španej Doline.Spania Dolina lies in the ...
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Chalupy nad južnou stranou námestia.Cottages at the southern side of the square
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.