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Thessaloniki Panorama

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August 28, 2012 h. 14:30

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A: Trigonion or Chain Tower, Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 30 meters away

View on Thessaloniki from old city walls and Trigonoion (Chain) Tower Trigonion or chain Tower and th...

Trigonion or Chain Tower, Thessaloniki, Greece

B: Pirgos Trigoniou (Trigoniou Tower) Thessaloniki Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 50 meters away

Pirgos Trigoniou (Trigoniou Tower) Thessaloniki Greece

C: Thessaloniki Citadela

by Marek Koszorek, 60 meters away

Thessaloniki Citadela

D: Near the fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 430 meters away

 Heptapyrgion (archaic Greek Ἑπταπύργιον), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by it...

Near the fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

E: The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 490 meters away

The Heptapyrgion (archaic Greek Ἑπταπύργιον), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by...

The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

F: The prison yard. The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 490 meters away

The Heptapyrgion (archaic Greek Ἑπταπύργιον), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by...

The prison yard. The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece

G: The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece. Rear part

by Alexander Hadji, 530 meters away

The Heptapyrgion (archaic Greek Ἑπταπύργιον), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by...

The fortress Heptapyrgion (Επταπύργιο, Yedi Kule). Thessaloniki, Greece. Rear part

H: Old Town (Ano Poli), Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 800 meters away

Old Town in Thessaloniki:  The Old Town (or else Ano Poli, or Upper Town) of Thessaloniki is located ...

Old Town (Ano Poli), Thessaloniki, Greece

I: Alatza Imaret Cami ( mosque )

by Alexander Hadji, 830 meters away

Built in 1484 by Isak pasha. It was also an institution for the poor (imaret). It took it’s name from...

Alatza Imaret Cami ( mosque )

J: Alatza Imaret Cami ( mosque )

by Alexander Hadji, 860 meters away

Built in 1484 by Isak pasha. It was also an institution for the poor (imaret). It took it’s name from...

Alatza Imaret Cami ( mosque )

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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