Mineral spring Kyselka
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Reinhard Schubert EXPERT Taken 13:38, 22/04/2011 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Mineral spring Kyselka

The World > Europe

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Europe

map

A: Volcano Eisenbuehl / Zelesna hurka

by Reinhard Schubert, 1.9 km away

Volcano Eisenbuehl / Zelesna hurka

B: Železná hůrka Vulcano - CZ

by Martin Hertel, 1.9 km away

The Eisenbühl (Czech: Železná hůrka) is probably the smallest and youngest volcano in Central Europe....

Železná hůrka Vulcano - CZ

C: Grenzland tower

by Reinhard Schubert, 2.1 km away

Grenzland tower

D: Chapel near Neualbenreuth

by Reinhard Schubert, 2.1 km away

Chapel near Neualbenreuth

E: Trout ponds near Neualbenreuth

by Reinhard Schubert, 3.6 km away

Trout ponds near Neualbenreuth

F: Cheb Eger

by Clemens Scharmann, 11.2 km away

Cheb Eger

G: Waldsassen Abbey

by Reinhard Schubert, 11.3 km away

Das Kloster Waldsassen ist eine Abtei der Zisterzienserinnen in Waldsassen in der Oberpfalz. Im Jahr ...

Waldsassen Abbey

H: Cheb castle - excavation of arch's upper infill

by Joseph Svejnoha, 11.5 km away

The Cheb castle was built around the year of 1125 by Depold II von Giengen and Vohburg. Later in 1170...

Cheb castle - excavation of arch's upper infill

I: Kamenny dvur

by Pavel Hoffmann, 12.4 km away

Kamenny dvur

This panorama was taken in 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.

Share this panorama