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Royal Palace, Stockholm

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Day 1: Stockholm to Uppsala — Here's the plan: To spend the next 17 days road-tripping an ethanol-fueled Volvo from Stockholm to the Arctic fringe of Europe, then South to within sight of Denmark, up along the islands of the Baltic and back to Stockholm — all in the single-minded pursuit of one good 360-degree panorama photograph per day, properly mapped and blogged via on-the-road postings for context. Read on...

During August 2008 I spent 17 days driving around Sweden in the single-minded pursuit of one good 360-degree panorama per day, posting the results daily to the Panoramic Sweden blog.

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A: Stockholm Royal Palace

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 30 meters away

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

B: Stockholm Royal Palace

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 40 meters away

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

C: Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

by Martin Brunclík, 40 meters away

Historical part of Stockholm city center. Close to port from where you can take a one hour boat tour ...

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

D: Royal Wedding, Sweden

by Jonas Carlson Almqvist, 50 meters away

The royal wedding between crownprincess Victoria and Daniel Westling

Royal Wedding, Sweden

E: Sweden 6june National Day

by Jann Lipka, 50 meters away

Celebration of Swedens national day , 6th of June at Royal Palace , Kungliga Slottet. Thousands of pe...

Sweden 6june National Day

F: Lonely boy the smallest statue

by Min Heo, 100 meters away

Lonely boy the smallest statue

G: In front of the palace

by Min Heo, 110 meters away

In front of the palace

H: Stockholm Cathedral

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 110 meters away

Storkyrkan in English "The Great Church" but the official name is "Sankt Nicolai Kyrka" or in English...

Stockholm Cathedral

I: Stockholm Royal Palace

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 110 meters away

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

J: Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

by Henk Keijzer, 110 meters away

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

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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