Kamenets Podolsky Cathedral Church
Kamenets-Podolsky Cathedral Church of St. Peter and Pavel is a catholic temple and was built in 1375 by Yakov Buchatsky. It has a bell tower, Triumphal Gate and Turkish minaret.
Panorama in the garden of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Kamyanets-Podilsky. The Roman Catho...
Kamenets-Podolsky Cathedral Church of St. Peter and Pavel is a catholic temple and was built in 1375 ...
Kamenets-Podolsky Castle is a former Polish castle, now located in the historic city of Kamenets-Podo...
Вид на Каменец-Подольскую крепость со смотровой площадки во время фестиваля Республика 2012.
Ба́шта Стефа́на Бато́рія — найпотужніша з усіх башт у Кам'янці-Подільському. Інші назви — Королівська...
Panorama from the Armenian Bastion in Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine. The Bastion is located at the east...
Входная часть в Каменец-Подольскую крепость. Вид с моста во время фестиваля Республика 2012.
Kamenets-podolskiy can not be imagined without the famous old castle - a unique defense installations...
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.