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Peles Castle

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A: Castle Peles

by W. H. Mahyo, less than 10 meters away

Today a historical monument, Peleş Castle (Romanian: Castelul Peleş [kasˈtelul ˈpeleʃ]) is a Neo-Rena...

Castle Peles

B: Peles - interior courtyard

by Eugen Festeu, 10 meters away

Peles Castle, Romania. All info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%C5%9F_CastlePano byhttp://www...

Peles - interior courtyard

C: Peles - front view

by Eugen Festeu, 10 meters away

The famous and beautiful Peles Castle. All info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%C5%9F_CastleP...

Peles - front view

D: Peles - old fountain

by Eugen Festeu, 10 meters away

The famous and beautiful Peles Castle. All info is here on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%C5...

Peles - old fountain

E: Peles Castle

by Adi Mera, 20 meters away

Peles Castle

F: Peles Castle Sinaia

by Cristian Marinescu, 270 meters away

Peles Castle Sinaia

G: Pelisor Castle

by W. H. Mahyo, 290 meters away

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Pelisor Castle

H: Furnica Sinaia

by W. H. Mahyo, 370 meters away

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Furnica Sinaia

I: Poiana Stanii Sinaia

by Cristian Marinescu, 1.9 km away

Poiana Stanii Sinaia

J: Cota 1400 Sinaia

by Cristian Marinescu, 2.0 km away

Cota 1400 Sinaia

This panorama was taken in Romania, Europe

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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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