Kastellet Skeppsholmen view from observation deck
View from Kastellet, at small island of Skeppsholmen , strategically placed close to central harbour of Stockholm City .
The flag on to top of it is waving since 1667 without interruption -
it says that it is a indicator that Sweden is not invaded by enemy ...
Circular photo-panorama in 6 pictures taken by photographer Johannes Jaeger in 1873 from Kastellet on...
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kastellet,_Stockholm for more info.From this place you have a beauti...
Kastellet is a small citadel. It was completed in 1848. Architect Fredrik Blom. Wikipedia
This pavillion was built 1882 by the Royal Ice Skating Club (Kungliga Skridskoklubben) and Royal Sail...
A quay in Djurgården where you can take a boat to and from Stockholm city centre to.
Vintage coach of Swedish Tramway Society, http://www.sparvagssallskapet.se/djurgardslinjen/english.ph...
On the Stockholm island of Skeppsholmen we can find the museum of modern art, the Moderna Museet. In ...
Moderna museet, the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, is a state museum located on the island ...
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.