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Thessaloniki

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A: The sound Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 60 meters away

There are some "Gardens" near the citi seafront - Sound Garden, Memory Garden etc. This is one of the...

The sound Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

B: The rose Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 230 meters away

There are some "Gardens" near the citi seafront - Sound Garden, Memory Garden etc. This is one of the...

The rose Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

C: Thessaloniki By Night Thinking

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 470 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Thinking

D: Saints Cyril and Methodius church. Thessaloniki

by Alexander Hadji, 510 meters away

Cyril and Methodius Church in Agia Triada - district of Thessaloniki. Near the citi seafront. The pan...

Saints Cyril and Methodius church. Thessaloniki

E: The water Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 550 meters away

There are some "Gardens" near the citi seafront - Sound Garden, Memory Garden etc. This is one of the...

The water Garden in Thessaloniki, Greece

F: Thessaloniki By Night walking at the new pedestrian

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 570 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night walking at the new pedestrian

G: The theater Garden

by Alexander Hadji, 630 meters away

There are some "Gardens" near the citi seafront - Sound Garden, Memory Garden etc. This is one of the...

The theater Garden

H: Thessaloniki By Night Small Lake

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 700 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Small Lake

I: Thessaloniki By Night Umbrellas 1

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 830 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Umbrellas 1

J: Thessaloniki By Night Umbrellas 2

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 830 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Umbrellas 2

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

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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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