Church in Ladek Zdroj
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Church in Ladek Zdroj

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Nearby images in Poland


A: Ladek Zdroj - city market

by Artur Blaszak, 750 meters away

Ladek Zdroj - city market

D: Czarna Gora , Schwarzer Berg, Ski lift

by Artur Blaszak, 10.4 km away

Czarna Gora , Schwarzer Berg, Ski lift

G: Kletno Bikers Choice

by Jacek Iwaszkiewicz, 11.2 km away

Kletno Bikers Choice

H: Silver creek waterfall

by Libor Fettr, 15.1 km away

Silver Creek Waterfall (or Nyznerov Waterfall) is a tiny romantic waterfall in the Rychleby mountains...

Silver creek waterfall

I: The Upper Forest Bar

by Libor Fettr, 18.3 km away

Imagine walk in the deep forest, morning, rainy day. Suddenly you see log hut, smoking chimney, fire ...

The Upper Forest Bar

J: Klodzko side chapel

by Tomasz Markiewicz, 18.5 km away

Klodzko side chapel

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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