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Tegnérlunden, a park in the middle of Stockholm city with the statue of the dramatis August Strindberg not far from the appartment he lived in his last years.

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Nearby images in Sweden


A: Tegnérlunden

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 60 meters away


B: Adolf Fredrik Church

by Kah Wai Lin, 270 meters away

Adolf Fredrik Church

C: The Church of Adolf Fredrik

by Kah Wai Lin, 280 meters away

The Church of Adolf Fredrik, Stockholm, Sweden

The Church of Adolf Fredrik

D: Adolf Fredrik Church

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 320 meters away

Completed 1774. Architect Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz. Some prominent Swedes are buried here. Prime minis...

Adolf Fredrik Church

E: Stockholm Old Observatory

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 340 meters away

Stockholm Old Observatory (Observatoriet). Completed in 1753. Architect Carl Hårleman. Wikipedia Stoc...

Stockholm Old Observatory

F: Observatoriekullen (Observatory Hill), Stockholm

by Nikita Mikhal'kov, 470 meters away

Observatoriekullen (Observatory Hill), Stockholm

G: Johannes Church

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 550 meters away

Completed 1890. Architect Carl Möller

Johannes Church

H: Hötorget

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 560 meters away

Hötorget is Stockholm's market square. During weekdays fruit, vegetables and flowers dominate. The pa...


I: Konserhuset Stage View

by Jann Lipka, 570 meters away

View from stage upon largest scene of Stockholm Concert Hall.   The Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthu...

Konserhuset Stage View

J: Stockholm Public Library

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 570 meters away

Stockholm Public Library Stockholm Public Library in Swedish "Stockholms stadsbibliotek" stood comple...

Stockholm Public Library

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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