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Das Urban Art Festival ist Kulturhub, Galerie & Bar-Lounge und Aktionsplattform für erlesene Kunst, Kultur, Musik und Mode. In einem Zeitraum von vier Wochen bietet das Programm ein (sub)kulturelles Mashup, lässt die Grenzen zwischen den Disziplinen verschmelzen und zu einem Gesamthappening werden. Als neuzeitliches Kulturphänomen wird Urban Art in form von Events und Ausstellungen präsentiert.


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Nearby images in Switzerland


A: Couchette Bunks

by Willy Kaemena, 720 meters away

Couchette (bunks) compartment on  the night  train Zurich - Hamburg

Couchette Bunks

B: Switzerland Zurich Alter Botanischer Garten Wiese

by Markus Kaeppeli, 860 meters away

Switzerland Zurich Alter Botanischer Garten Wiese

E: Zurich main train station - platform 2

by Jeffrey Martin, 930 meters away

Zurich main train station - platform 2

F: Bahnhofshalle

by Markus Lissner, 940 meters away


G: Gleis 15

by Rico Riedi, 940 meters away

Gleis 15

H: Switzerland Zurich Shopville Bahnhof Loewenstrasse

by Markus Kaeppeli, 960 meters away

Switzerland Zurich Shopville Bahnhof Loewenstrasse

I: Gleis 13

by Rico Riedi, 960 meters away

Gleis 13

J: Shopville

by Rico Riedi, 990 meters away


This panorama was taken in Switzerland, 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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