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Panoramic photo by Lennart Mollerstrom EXPERT Taken 20:01, 04/01/2008 - Views loading...



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Slussen early in the morning

Slussen was built in the 1930's to solve the traffic problems. It is in use even today. Fortunately a few more bridges between south and north parts of Stockholm have been built since then.

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Nearby images in Sweden


A: Södermalmstorg - Slussen

by Lennart Börjeson, 20 meters away

Södermalmstorg - Slussen.

Södermalmstorg - Slussen

B: Slussen Station

by Rafael DeVill, 60 meters away

Slussen Metro Station shows a different side of Stockholm than one would expect. Even this beautiful ...

Slussen Station

C: Slussen by night

by Jann Lipka, 70 meters away

Slussen by night

D: valet parking at Hilton Slussen

by Jann Lipka, 90 meters away

valet parking at Hilton Slussen

E: The Beauty and Beast of Stockholm

by Rafael DeVill, 90 meters away

Three ugly concrete bridges connect Slussen and Gamla Stan in Stockholm completly ruining the beauty ...

The Beauty and Beast of Stockholm

F: Stockholm City Museum

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 100 meters away

Stockholm City Museum (Stockholms Stadsmuseum) is located at Slussen on Södermalm near the Old Town (...

Stockholm City Museum

G: Bridges of Slussen

by Rafael DeVill, 100 meters away

Three ugly concrete bridges connect Slussen and Gamla Stan in Stockholm completly ruining the beauty ...

Bridges of Slussen

H: Women of Stockholm in action

by Vil Muhametshin, 110 meters away

Women of Stockholm in action

I: Under Katarinahissen at Slussen

by Lennart Börjeson, 170 meters away

Under Katarinahissen vid Slussen.

Under Katarinahissen at Slussen

J: RFSU truck during Pride 2009 parade in Stockholm

by Jann Lipka, 180 meters away

Pride 2009 gay ( not only ) 35000 participants, 350 000 viewers. Right under my living room window .....

RFSU truck during Pride 2009 parade in Stockholm

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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