Top Floor Car-park Naberpassage
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Frank van Tol EXPERT Taken 16:47, 06/11/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Top Floor Car-park Naberpassage

The World > Europe > Netherlands

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

View from the top floor of a car park (called Naberpassage) in the city center of Groningen. The tallest tower is the 97 meters high 'Martinitoren' (the churchtower of the Martin's Church) and the one on the right is belongs to the Provence of Groningen's main building.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Netherlands

map

A: The Martinikerk Groningen (the choir)

by Frank van Tol, 110 meters away

The interior of the oldest church of the city of Groningen: the Martinikerk ("Martin's Church"). It i...

The Martinikerk Groningen (the choir)

B: Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

by Mark Bruggema, 120 meters away

Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

C: Provinciehuis Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 130 meters away

The Provenciehuis houses the politicians and offi cials of the Provence of Groningen. It is located o...

Provinciehuis Groningen

D: Grote Markt, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 130 meters away

Grote Markt, Groningen

Grote Markt, Groningen

E: The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave I)

by Frank van Tol, 140 meters away

The interior of the oldest church of the city of Groningen: the Martinikerk ("Martin's Church"). It i...

The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave I)

F: Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

by Mark Bruggema, 140 meters away

Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

G: The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave II)

by Frank van Tol, 140 meters away

The interior of the oldest church of the city of Groningen: the Martinikerk ("Martin's Church"). It i...

The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave II)

H: Pleintjesbasketbal, Grote Markt, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 150 meters away

Pleintjesbasketbal. Grote Markt, Groningen

Pleintjesbasketbal, Grote Markt, Groningen

I: Grote Markt, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 150 meters away

Grote Markt, Groningen

Grote Markt, Groningen

J: View from the Diamond Wheel (Groningen)

by Frank van Tol, 150 meters away

View on the city of Groningen from one of the cabins of the 55 meters high Diamond Wheel (ferris whee...

View from the Diamond Wheel (Groningen)

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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