In the Garden / Im Garten
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In the Garden / Im Garten

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A: Carriage-hall

by Bernd Borchers, 20 meters away

Carriage-hall

B: Old Farmer-equipment

by Bernd Borchers, 30 meters away

Old Farmer-equipment

C: Frederik VII Channel South end

by Per Melsvik, 27.8 km away

Frederik VII Channel South end

D: Logstor Golf Resort Denmark

by Flemming V. Larsen, 29.6 km away

Logstor Seaside Course with a is a beautiful place with a wide view to Limfjorden. Next to the golf c...

Logstor Golf Resort Denmark

E: Viborg Cathedral 7 Armed Candlestick

by Flemming V. Larsen, 29.7 km away

Archaeological excavation indicates that a church has been situated here since the Viking Age (approx...

Viborg Cathedral 7 Armed Candlestick

F: Viborg Cathedral at the Altar

by Flemming V. Larsen, 29.7 km away

Archaeological excavation indicates that a church has been situated here since the Viking Age (approx...

Viborg Cathedral at the Altar

G: Frederik VII Channel

by Per Melsvik, 29.7 km away

Frederik VII Channel

H: Frederik VII Channel, North end

by Per Melsvik, 30.8 km away

Frederik VII Channel, North end

I: Inside the shipyard

by Bernd Borchers, 31.4 km away

Inside the shipyard

J: Traditional gaff ketch in build

by Bernd Borchers, 31.4 km away

Traditional gaff ketch in build

This panorama was taken in Denmark, 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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