Набережная. Вид на центр города. Зимняя
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Набережная. Вид на центр города. Зимняя

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A: Набережная Ночная.

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 30 meters away

Набережная Ночная.

B: Горновых

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 60 meters away

с этого места открывается прекрасный вид на центр Гродно

Горновых

C: Вечерний Гродно

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 80 meters away

Вечерний Гродно

D: Набережная в Гродно. Вид на центр города

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 100 meters away

С сентября 1944 г. Гродно — центр Гродненской области Белорусской ССР. Город не очень сильно пострада...

Набережная в Гродно. Вид на центр города

E: Монастырь Францисканцев. Костёл Девы Марии Ангельской

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 150 meters away

Дата строительства:около 1700 г. костел построен в комплексе с монастырем в архитектурных формах баро...

Монастырь Францисканцев. Костёл Девы Марии Ангельской

F: Францисканский костел

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 160 meters away

Францисканский костел (Девы Марии Ангельской) основан в 1635 году в комплексе с монастырем, стиль бар...

Францисканский костел

G: Старый Мост (обновлённый)

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 240 meters away

Старый Мост (обновлённый)

H: фонтан Дружба

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 250 meters away

фонтан Дружба

I: Newbuilding

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 300 meters away

Newbuilding

J: Клоны. Багира

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 310 meters away

Клоны. Багира

This panorama was taken in Belarus, 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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