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Julia cork Nov. 2011

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Julia in cork November 2011

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A: M924-Port of Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 190 meters away

M924-Port of Cork

B: st. Patrick's Church - Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 200 meters away

st. Patrick's Church - Cork

C: Trinity Presbyterian Church

by Krzysztof Jurczak, 260 meters away

Gothic-revival Presbyterian Church, built 1861, on a cruciform plan with shallow transepts, broach sp...

Trinity Presbyterian Church

D: Port of Cork iPhone5

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 260 meters away

Panorama zrobiona w Porcie Cork, telefonem komorkowym (iphone5) dla pokazania ze sie da

Port of Cork iPhone5

E: Port of Cork excavator

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 280 meters away

Port of Cork excavator

F: Crork City Bridge iphone5

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 290 meters away

Crork City Bridge iphone5

G: Copter in Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 310 meters away

Copter in Cork

H: Morning River

by Krzysztof Jurczak, 500 meters away

 The Lee is the major river on which Cork sits; the Liffey is the river on which Dublin sits.   Googl...

Morning River

I: U96

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 510 meters away

U96

J: Father Mathew Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 540 meters away

Father Mathew Cork

This panorama was taken in Ireland, 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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