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HAAKON'S HALL - BERGEN CITY MUSEUM Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. Taken with Contax 645, 80 mm and Phase One P45+

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Nearby images in Norway


A: Naturhistorisk Museum - Bergen - Norway

by Arne Beck, less than 10 meters away

Taken with Contax 645, 80mm, Phase One p45+

Naturhistorisk Museum - Bergen - Norway

B: Gaustadfjellet (Mount Gaustad)

by Bjørn Rossland, less than 10 meters away

Meir en nok sjiit !

Gaustadfjellet (Mount Gaustad)

D: Sjøfartsmonumentet Torgallmenningen

by Rana 1610, 240 meters away

Sailor Monument, torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway

Sjøfartsmonumentet Torgallmenningen

E: Old Houses (Gamle Husene), Sydneskleiven

by Rana 1610, 320 meters away

Old Houses (Gamle Husene), Sydneskleiven

F: Markeveien

by Rana 1610, 350 meters away


G: 101114 001 Bergen Norway City Center

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 400 meters away

101114 001 Bergen Norway City Center

H: 101114 019 Bergen Norway City St. Hansstredet 10

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 460 meters away

101114 019 Bergen Norway City St. Hansstredet 10

I: City Of Bergen, Norway

by Bane Obradović, 460 meters away

City Of Bergen, Norway

J: 101114 002 Bergen Norway City Center

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 470 meters away

101114 002 Bergen Norway City Center

This panorama was taken in Norway, 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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