Sonbeek Belvedere, zicht op Arnhem
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Sonbeek Belvedere, zicht op Arnhem

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Sonbeek Belvedere, zicht op Arnhem

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A: Sonsbeek Park on a hazy day

by Coos Dam, 210 meters away

A misty day in Sonsbeek Park

Sonsbeek Park on a hazy day

B: A misty day in Sonsbeek park

by Coos Dam, 310 meters away

Trees in the mist in Sonsbeek Park

A misty day in Sonsbeek park

C: Truebarista on the Sonsbeek Markt

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 470 meters away

Truebarista on the Sonsbeek Markt

D: Renoir's re-shoot "Luncheon of the boating party"

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 480 meters away

Renoir's re-shoot "Luncheon of the boating party"

E: Palatijn Sonsbeek Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 480 meters away

Palatijn Sonsbeek Arnhem

F: Stijle Tuin Iii Sonsbeek Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 500 meters away

Stijle Tuin Iii Sonsbeek Arnhem

G: jacob cremerstraat 108 arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 540 meters away

jacob cremerstraat 108 arnhem

H: Wijnhuissonsbeek

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 550 meters away

Wijnhuissonsbeek

I: Snowfun at Villa Sonsbeek

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 560 meters away

Snowfun at Villa Sonsbeek

J: Stijle Tuin Sonsbeek Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 570 meters away

Stijle Tuin Sonsbeek Arnhem

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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