Plac Wszystkich Swietych
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Plac Wszystkich Swietych

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A: Palac Biskupi - Bishop's Palace

by Karol Kwiatek, 180 meters away

Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II, moved here on August 10, 1944, as a student of the cland...

Palac Biskupi - Bishop's Palace

B: Krakow ul.Franciszkanska 3

by Youzeq Kaluzny, 200 meters away

FRANCISCAN STREET 3 is the Episcopal Palace which is just under no. 3 the the mostFamous edifice in F...

Krakow ul.Franciszkanska 3

C: The World seen from the eyes of a Pigeon

by Jeffrey Martin, 200 meters away

The World seen from the eyes of a Pigeon

D: The main market square in Krakow old town

by Jan Mulder, 200 meters away

Photo's taken on may 29, 2011.

The main market square in Krakow old town

E: Pigeon attack at Rynek Glowny

by Jeffrey Martin, 200 meters away

Pigeons attacked the Market Square in Krakow, maiming dozens. I barely got away with my life.

Pigeon attack at Rynek Glowny

F: Kids Feeding the Pigeons in Market Square, Krakow

by Jeffrey Martin, 210 meters away

This place is full of pigeons and therefore full of kids. Or maybe it's the opposite. Anyway, you can...

Kids Feeding the Pigeons in Market Square, Krakow

G: Pigeons on Krakow Market Square

by Jeffrey Martin, 210 meters away

Old men, the world over, feeding the pigeons on the town square.

Pigeons on Krakow Market Square

H: The Main Market Square at night

by Leszek Cuper, 210 meters away

The Main Market Square in Kraków (Polish: Rynek Główny w Krakowie) is the most important market squar...

The Main Market Square at night

I: Large square by night (3 of 4)

by Jan Mulder, 210 meters away

Photo's taken on December 29,2012

Large square by night (3 of 4)

J: Kościół św Wojciecha

by Maciej G. Szling, 210 meters away

Kościół św Wojciecha

This panorama was taken in Krakow, 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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