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VIew on Nytorget

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A: mods-vs-rockers

by Jann Lipka, 20 meters away   second mods vs rockers motorbikes clash in Stockholm . The com...


B: Rockers vs mods part 2

by Jann Lipka, 80 meters away   second mods vs rockers motorbikes clash in Stockholm . Rockers...

Rockers vs mods part 2

C: Nytorget

by Lennart Börjeson, 80 meters away

Nytorget begränsas av Nytorgsgatan, Skånegatan och Katarina Södra skola. Det råder alkoholförbud på N...


D: Nytorgsgatan - Skånegatan

by Lennart Börjeson, 130 meters away

Nytorgsgatan - Skånegatan.

Nytorgsgatan - Skånegatan

E: Sofia Church, Stockholm, Sweden

by Jozef Kokes, 210 meters away

Sofia Church named after Sofia of Nassau 1836-1913, Queen of Sweden 1872-1907) is one of the major ch...

Sofia Church, Stockholm, Sweden

F: Sofia Church

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 210 meters away

Sofia Church was completed in 1906. Architect was Gustaf Hermansson.

Sofia Church

G: Nacka Skoglund at Katarina Bangata

by Lennart Börjeson, 250 meters away

Minnesmärket "Vi ses vid målet" över Nacka Skoglund vid Katarina Bangata på Södermalm i Stockholm. Ma...

Nacka Skoglund at Katarina Bangata

H: Lilla Blecktornsparken

by Lennart Börjeson, 300 meters away

Lilla Blecktornsparken

I: Etno Food shop Aubergine Stockholm

by Jann Lipka, 300 meters away

The Aubergine food store is one of the few independent providers of organic and otherwise fresh veget...

Etno Food  shop Aubergine Stockholm

J: Gotlandsgatan

by Lennart Börjeson, 350 meters away

Gotlandsgatan sträcker sig från Renstiernas gata i öster och nästan ända fram till Götgatan där den g...


This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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