Chateau Valtice - autumn 2011
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Chateau Valtice - autumn 2011

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A: Valtice Castle

by Cibula Vincent, 10 meters away

Castle courtyard Valtice (CZ)

Valtice Castle

B: Valticky Zamek Nadvori

by Robert Mročka, 10 meters away

Nádvoří valtického zámku

Valticky Zamek Nadvori

D: salon vin valtice

by Robert Mročka, 30 meters away

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salon vin valtice

E: Valtice Castle entrance

by Cibula Vincent, 50 meters away

Entrance to the castle in Valtice

Valtice Castle entrance

F: Zámok Valtice

by Zoltan Duray, 50 meters away

Zámok Valtice

G: Zamek Valtice

by Robert Mročka, 60 meters away

Zámek Valtice.

Zamek Valtice

H: Valtice castle garden

by Cibula Vincent, 80 meters away

Zamecka zahrada ve Valticich. Castle garden in the Valtice.

Valtice castle garden

I: Czech Republic, Valtice, Valtice Castle Courtyard

by Thomas Blanket, 100 meters away

Czech Republic, Valtice, Valtice Castle Courtyard

J: Chateau Valtice - statues

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 120 meters away

Chateau Valtice - statues

Chateau Valtice - statues

This panorama was taken in Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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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