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Śródmieście

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A: Hotel Europa

by Rafał Kobyliński, 40 meters away

Hotel Europa

B: Fontanna na Placu Litewskim

by PanoArt Kraków, 150 meters away

Fontanna na Placu Litewskim

C: Lublin Plac Litewski

by Rafał Kobyliński, 150 meters away

Plac Litewski – plac w Lublinie, powstały w latach 20. XIX wieku w celu urządzania parad wojskowych. ...

Lublin Plac Litewski

D: Church of the Holy Spirit in Lublin

by Rafał Kobyliński, 290 meters away

Kościół Świętego Ducha w Lubliniehttp://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%9Bci%C3%B3%C5%82_%C5%9Awi%C4%99te...

Church of the Holy Spirit in Lublin

E: Krakow gate

by Jan Mulder, 360 meters away

Note the trolley bus. Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

Krakow gate

F: Under the Krakow Gate

by Jan Mulder, 370 meters away

Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

Under the Krakow Gate

G: Old Town Market in Lublin

by Tomasz Szawkalo, 450 meters away

Market Square in Old Town Lublin in Eastern Poland. In the center of the square building formerly occ...

Old Town Market in Lublin

H: Jagiellonian Fair Lublin, organ-grinder

by PanoArt Kraków, 450 meters away

Jagiellonian Fair  Lublin, organ-grinder

I: Lublin main square in the old town

by Jan Mulder, 460 meters away

The square with cafe's and the court building. Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

Lublin main square in the old town

J: Trybunal Koronny

by PanoArt Kraków, 460 meters away

Plac przed Trybunalem Koronnym

Trybunal Koronny

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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