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Fundación Museo Serralves. porto. Portugal

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A: Serralves: Lateral Parterre

by Alberto J Diniz, 150 meters away

"The Lateral Parterre runs parallel to the Sweetgum Alley - one of the main arteries of the property ...

Serralves: Lateral Parterre

B: Serralves: Rose Garden (end of winter)

by Alberto J Diniz, 150 meters away

This is a beautiful garden of roses, unfortunally at the time of this photo was still early for the f...

Serralves: Rose Garden (end of winter)

D: Oporto's Botanic Garden

by Alberto J Diniz, 1.6 km away

This panoramic was taken at the "Jardim dos Lagos", located in Oporto's Botanic Garden on the 23th of...

Oporto's Botanic Garden

E: Porto, Praia do Ourigo

by Atila Bezdan, 1.8 km away

Porto, Praia do Ourigo

F: Porto, Foz do Douro

by Atila Bezdan, 1.9 km away

Porto, Foz do Douro

G: Porto, Foz do Douro

by Atila Bezdan, 1.9 km away

Porto, Foz do Douro

H: Porto, Foz do Douro

by Atila Bezdan, 1.9 km away

Porto, Foz do Douro

I: Arrábida Bridge - Porto

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 2.0 km away

Arrábida Bridge - Porto

J: Under the bridge (Arrábida)

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 2.0 km away

Under the bridge  (Arrábida)

This panorama was taken in Portugal, Europe

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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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