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Soca #2

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A: Soca #1

by Gorazd Bajt, 30 meters away

Soca #1

B: Soca - Pod Gabrjami #3

by Gorazd Bajt, 70 meters away

Soca - Pod Gabrjami #3

C: Soca - Pod Gabrjami #1

by Gorazd Bajt, 90 meters away

Soca  - Pod Gabrjami #1

D: Gabrje

by Gorazd Bajt, 160 meters away

Gabrje

E: Soca - Pod Gabrjami #2

by Gorazd Bajt, 170 meters away

Soca  - Pod Gabrjami #2

F: Grasslands below Gabrje

by Gorazd Bajt, 910 meters away

Grasslands below Gabrje

G: The Count's water (Grofova voda) spring

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.1 km away

The Count's water (Grofova voda) spring

H: The Count's water (Grofova voda)

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.2 km away

The Count's water (Grofova voda)

I: Dolje view

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.4 km away

Dolje view

J: Tolmin and Volce

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.8 km away

A nice viewpoint on Tolmin and Volče from the new road to Open air museum Kolovrat on slovenian/itali...

Tolmin and Volce

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, 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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