Nationalmuseum – Sweden's largest art museum. Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day.
Nationalmuseum is an art museum that displays collections of both classic and contemporary art. Website
S?dra Blasieholmshamnen in front of Grand Hotel, arguably the most exclusive hotel in Sweden. Traditi...
Skeppsholmsbron (Swedish: "The Skeppsholm Bridge") is in central Stockholm, Sweden, connecting Blasie...
A small seaplane parked outside Royal Castle during celebrations of National Day 6 June 2009 .
Skeppsholmsbron is a bridge in Stockholm, which goes between the peninsula? Blasieholmen in Norrmalm ...
50 thousands Yellow and Blue balloons release outside Royal Palace in Stockholm , during the celeb...
The old ship Blidösund was built in Gothenburg and its maiden voyage was started 4th of march 1911. I...
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.