Ship "Azova" on Ventspils pier
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Ship "Azova" on Ventspils pier

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A: The observation tower

by Igor Dubakov, 110 meters away

The observation tower is a former radar tower at the south pier, which offers excellent views of the ...

The observation tower

B: Ventspils seaside

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 890 meters away

Ventspils seaside

C: Ventspils South Pier Lighthouse - 2 (Latvia)

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 1,000 meters away

Ventspils' South Pier is perfect place where to go for a long walks during every part ofthe day and e...

Ventspils South Pier Lighthouse - 2 (Latvia)

D: Ventspils South Pier Lighthouse

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 1.0 km away

Ventspils' South Pier is perfect place where to go for a long walks during every part ofthe day and e...

Ventspils South Pier Lighthouse

E: Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights ("Intenerant cow ")

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 1.2 km away

"Intenerant cow " was made as old, shabby leather travelling bag, which is glued with different symbo...

Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights ("Intenerant cow ")

F: Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 1.6 km away

Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights the visitors thanks to several outstanding tourism object...

Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights

G: Ventspils University College

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 1.6 km away

My "Alma mater".

Ventspils University College

H: Monuments of Krišjānim Valdemāram

by Igor Dubakov, 1.6 km away

Krišjānis Valdemārs (also spelt Christian Waldemar or Woldemar) (December 2, 1825 at Vecjunkuri in th...

Monuments of Krišjānim Valdemāram

I: Ventspils narrow gauge railway (Platform shelter “Priedes”)

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 2.0 km away

Ventspils narrow gauge railway (Platform shelter “Priedes”).

Ventspils narrow gauge railway (Platform shelter “Priedes”)

J: Kuldigas street in Ventspils

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 2.0 km away

This is a central street in city. Also,you could ses the largest and most modern slot casino in Vents...

Kuldigas street in Ventspils

This panorama was taken in Latvia, 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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