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Delft Scheepsmakerij "under the the blue smoke"

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A: Delft Hooikade by Night "onder de blauwe rook"

by Mark de Graaf, 80 meters away

In Delft, the performing artist, Marco Fulgheri, has made an old chimney make blue smoke. This piece ...

Delft Hooikade by Night "onder de blauwe rook"

B: Delft Army Museum Westvest

by Mark de Graaf, 140 meters away

Delft Army Museum Westvest

D: Prinses Irene Tunnel Graffiti Delft

by Mark de Graaf, 270 meters away

Prinses Irene Tunnel Graffiti Delft

E: Delft Prinses Irene (graffiti) Tunnel

by Mark de Graaf, 290 meters away

The Princes Irene Tunnel in Delft is used these days as a graffiti wall, which gives a lot of joy to ...

Delft Prinses Irene (graffiti) Tunnel

F: Graffiti at Irene Tunnel in Delft

by Mark de Graaf, 390 meters away

Graffiti at Irene Tunnel in Delft

G: Nightwatch in Delft Blue at Porceleyne Fles

by Mark de Graaf, 520 meters away

De Nachtwacht van Rembrandt van Rijn op ware grootte gemaakt in Delfts Blauw door Nico de Graaf en Jo...

Nightwatch in Delft Blue at Porceleyne Fles

H: Porceleyne Fles Stairs

by Mark de Graaf, 540 meters away

Porceleyne Fles Stairs

I: TU University of Technology Faculty Architecture

by Mark de Graaf, 560 meters away

In Delft there is the  University of Technology (TU) and the Faculty Architecture is one of their 4 d...

TU University of Technology Faculty Architecture

J: Delft Oude Delft Bridge

by Mark de Graaf, 650 meters away

Delft Oude Delft Bridge

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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