Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling
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Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling

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A: The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Copenhagen.

by Allan Der, 40 meters away

The Royal Cast Collection is part of the Danish National Gallery. It The collection contains more tha...

The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Copenhagen.

B: Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

by Bjarke Andersen, 300 meters away

Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

C: The Amalie Garden

by Flemming V. Larsen, 310 meters away

Amaliehaven (The Amalie Garden) is one of the newest park in Copenhagen. It is situated between the r...

The Amalie Garden

D: The Valkyrie, Sculptures In Copenhagen

by Flemming V. Larsen, 310 meters away

Near the fortress "Kastellet" and Langelinie you find the sculpture "The Valkyrie" made by Stepham Si...

The Valkyrie, Sculptures In Copenhagen

E: The English Church from the Liberty Museum

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 320 meters away

The English Church photographed from the World War II Liberty Museum, close to the Gefion Fountain an...

The English Church from the Liberty Museum

F: Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 320 meters away

Amaliehaven - the Amalie Garden . is located close to the harbour, with the royal cast Amalienborg on...

Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

G: Amalienborg Palace

by claudio-agostini, 330 meters away

Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denma...

Amalienborg Palace

H: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

by Mahmood Hamidi, 340 meters away

Amalienborg is the monarch’s winter residence. The Amalienborg complex consists of four palaces, plan...

Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

I: Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

by Sven Ediger, 340 meters away

Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

J: Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

by Thomas Blanket, 340 meters away

Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

This panorama was taken in Copenhagen, 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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