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Prince Bertil Memorial

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An annual parade of vintage cars. Cars first gather near the Vasa Museum. After a parade through down town Stockholm the parade end at Biskopsudden on the island of Djurgården.

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A: Prince Bertil Memorial

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 50 meters away

An annual parade of vintage cars. Cars first gather near the Vasa Museum. After a parade through down...

Prince Bertil Memorial

B: Prince Bertil Memorial

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 90 meters away

An annual parade of vintage cars. Cars first gather near the Vasa Museum. After a parade through down...

Prince Bertil Memorial

C: Waldemarsudde 2, stockholm

by Mahmood Hamidi, 530 meters away

Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, son of Oscar II (1865-1947), became state-owned a...

Waldemarsudde 2, stockholm

D: Waldemarsudde 1, Stockholm

by Mahmood Hamidi, 540 meters away

Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, son of Oscar II (1865-1947), became state-owned a...

Waldemarsudde 1, Stockholm

E: Waldemarsudde 3, Stockholm

by Mahmood Hamidi, 570 meters away

Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, son of Oscar II (1865-1947), became state-owned a...

Waldemarsudde 3, Stockholm

F: Christmas scene from the 19th century - Eksharad farmhouse, Skansen, Stockholm

by Vil Muhametshin, 620 meters away

The Ekshärad farmhouse (Ekshäradsgården) was built in the 1820s in the parish of Ekshärad in Värmland...

Christmas scene from the 19th century - Eksharad farmhouse, Skansen, Stockholm

G: Rosendal Palace

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 700 meters away

Rosendal is one of the royal palaces. It is located at Djurgården that was the royal hunting grounds ...

Rosendal Palace

H: On the way to the Oktorp farmstead at Skansen open-air museum, Stockholm

by Vil Muhametshin, 730 meters away

The Oktorp Farmstead (Oktorpsgården) comes from Halland. It shows what a farmstead in the flat countr...

On the way to the Oktorp farmstead at Skansen open-air museum, Stockholm

I: Christmas table in Oktorp Farmstead at the Skansen open-air museum, Stockolm

by Vil Muhametshin, 750 meters away

The Oktorp Farmstead (Oktorpsgården) comes from Halland. It shows what a farmstead in the flat countr...

Christmas table in Oktorp Farmstead at the Skansen open-air museum, Stockolm

J: The Estonian Monument

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 770 meters away

This monument was raised by Estonians and Estonian Swedes in gratitude to the Swedish people for thei...

The Estonian Monument

This panorama was taken in Sweden, Europe

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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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