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Panoramic photo by Hans Zijlstra Taken 16:07, 10/01/2013 - Views loading...

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Dark Wintergreen Wood

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Pine forest on Miocene sand dunes planted for logs to strut coalmine galleries below

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A: Little Stinky Swamp

by Hans Zijlstra, 60 meters away

Dunes of Miocene sand are covered with heather and in the troughs form little stinky swamps. 

Little Stinky Swamp

B: Summer Garden Brunssum

by Hans Zijlstra, 1.8 km away

The garden of my mother in Brunssum, The Netherlands, on an early morning in august

Summer Garden Brunssum

C: The Hollow Road

by Hans Zijlstra, 1.8 km away

The hollow road was the way between the levee and the houses on the hill. where we used to play in th...

The Hollow Road

D: Meeting Splitting Point

by Hans Zijlstra, 1.8 km away

This the point where we used to meet and later split again before and after our adventures as kids. T...

Meeting Splitting Point

E: Castle Terworm Garden

by Mark de Graaf, 4.9 km away

Castle Terworm Garden

F: Botanical Garden Kerkrade NL

by Paul Linden, 7.5 km away

This internationally renowned Botanical Garden is located in Kerkrade. The Garden celebrates its 75th...

Botanical Garden Kerkrade NL

G: Botanic Garden Kerkrade NL

by Paul Linden, 7.5 km away

This internationally renowned Botanical Garden is located in Kerkrade. The Garden celebrates its 75th...

Botanic Garden Kerkrade NL

H: Parkstad Limburg Stadion

by Alexander Ruttgers, 8.2 km away

Het Parkstad Limburg Stadion van de voetbalclub RODA te Krerkrade. Zo ziet het er dus van de middenst...

Parkstad Limburg Stadion

I: Kerkrade 3d Street Painting Festival

by Alex Maksiov, 9.0 km away

International 3d Street Painting Festival in Kerkrade

Kerkrade 3d Street Painting Festival

J: 3d Street Painting In Kerkrade

by Alex Maksiov, 9.0 km away

3d Street Painting In Kerkrade

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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