Park Oliwski - 7
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Park Oliwski - 7

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A: Park Oliwski - 5

by Stanislaw Siemaszko, less than 10 meters away

Park Oliwski - 5

B: Park Oliwski - 4

by Stanislaw Siemaszko, less than 10 meters away

Park Oliwski - 4

C: Oliwa's park

by Stanislaw Siemaszko, 110 meters away

Oliwa's park

D: Magnolie

by Martin, 110 meters away

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Magnolie

E: Oliwa's park

by Stanislaw Siemaszko, 120 meters away

Oliwa's park

F: Katedra Oliwska

by Martin, 240 meters away

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Katedra Oliwska

G: Organy w Katedrze Oliwskiej

by Martin, 240 meters away

Katedra Oliwska głównie słynie ze swoich wspaniałych rokokowych organów na których odbywają się w sez...

Organy w Katedrze Oliwskiej

H: Wnętrze organów w Katedrze Oliwskiej

by Martin, 240 meters away

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Wnętrze organów w Katedrze Oliwskiej

I: Katedra Oliwska

by Martin, 240 meters away

Katedra Oliwska - długa, ceglana bazylika (107 m) z transeptem i obejściem wokół prezbiterium, wznosz...

Katedra Oliwska

J: Organy w Katedrze Oliwskiej

by Martin, 250 meters away

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Organy w Katedrze Oliwskiej

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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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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