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Slovenský raj Levoča - Námestie v noci

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A: Klietka hanby

by vegh_norbert, 10 meters away

Klietka hanby

B: kukura wwwslovenskyrajsk levoca 02

by Rudolf Kukura, 10 meters away

Slovenský raj Levoča - Radnica - Zasadacia sieň

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C: kukura wwwslovenskyrajsk levoca 03

by Rudolf Kukura, 30 meters away

Slovenský raj Levoča - Radnica - Radničná predsieň

kukura wwwslovenskyrajsk levoca 03

D: Evanjelický kostol

by vegh_norbert, 30 meters away

Kostol s kupolovitou strechou v tvare gréckeho kríža je postavený v rokoch 1825 – 1837.

Evanjelický kostol

E: Levoča, historic Square (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 50 meters away

The Saint Jacobs Church and The Townhall at The Historical Square in The Spiš City Levoca (Slovakia)....

Levoča, historic Square (SVK)

G: namestie Majstra Pavla

by Laco Hvizdoš, 50 meters away

namestie Majstra Pavla

namestie Majstra Pavla

H: Levoča, historic Square (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 60 meters away

Námestie Majstra Pavla z Levoče. / Square of Master Pavol (The Medieval Painter of The Altars).

Levoča, historic Square (SVK)

I: THE SLOVAK LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND

by vegh_norbert, 80 meters away

The Slovak Library for the Blind in Levoča is the only and unique nation-wide library and information...

THE SLOVAK LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND

J: Chrám sv. Jakuba

by vegh_norbert, 130 meters away

Chrám sv. Jakuba zo 14. storočia, so svojimi 11 gotickými a renesančnými oltármi a s ďalším hodnotným...

Chrám sv. Jakuba

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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