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Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Semana de la Arquitectura 2012

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Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Semana de la Arquitectura 2012

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A: Telefonica01

by luis davilla, 20 meters away

telefonica buiding in gran via madrid

Telefonica01

B: Telefonica02

by luis davilla, 20 meters away

telefonica building un gran via madrid

Telefonica02

C: Telefonica03

by luis davilla, 30 meters away

telefonica building in gran via  madrid

Telefonica03

D: Gran Vía, Madrid

by Jaime Brotons, 60 meters away

Street panography from Gran vía, Madrid

Gran Vía, Madrid

E: Gran Via

by Armin Leuprecht, 70 meters away

Gran Via

F: Gran Via near Telefonica

by Armin Leuprecht, 90 meters away

Gran Via near Telefonica

G: Gran Via03

by luis davilla, 90 meters away

Gran Via03

H: Souvenirs shop, Gran via, Madrid

by Jaime Brotons, 140 meters away

Souvenirs shop, Gran via, Madrid

I: Gran Via01

by luis davilla, 150 meters away

Gran Via01

J: Craft brewery pub in the center of Madrid.

by Juan Lamata, 240 meters away

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resu...

Craft brewery pub in the center of Madrid.

This panorama was taken in Madrid, 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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