View from Pallfjellet, Bodø (1)
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View from Pallfjellet, Bodø (1)

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View over Bodø from Pallfjellet, at night (Summer nights are bright in Northern Norway! ;)

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A: Linken, Bodø

by Tord Remme, 120 meters away

Linken is named after the tower containing a Radio/TV link connecting the Lofoten Islands to Mainland...

Linken, Bodø

B: View towards Bodø from Linkenstia. Bodø, Norway

by Tord Remme, 250 meters away

View from the first resting place on the way to Linken. The road is used a lot as a quick way to acce...

View towards Bodø from Linkenstia. Bodø, Norway

C: View from Pallfjellet, Bodø (2)

by Tord Remme, 390 meters away

A 360 degree view from Pallfjellet just outside Bodø. Lofoten islands in the horizon to the North, an...

View from Pallfjellet, Bodø (2)

D: Winter Sunset at Rønvikfjellet, Bodø

by Tord Remme, 470 meters away

View over Bodø from Rønvikfjellet near Linken (the nearby tower) - the area is named after the tower ...

Winter Sunset at Rønvikfjellet, Bodø

E: Paragliding in Midnight Sun, Bratten, Bodø

by Tord Remme, 660 meters away

Bodø Hang- og Paraglider Club arranges their traditional Midnight Sun Cup every first weekend of July...

Paragliding in Midnight Sun, Bratten, Bodø

F: The old Academy for Teachers. Bodø, Norway

by Tord Remme, 710 meters away

Lærerskola in Rønvik, Bodø - was in use until 1994 when the study was relocated at Høgskolen i Mørkve...

The old Academy for Teachers. Bodø, Norway

G: Northern Lights over Rønvik Kirke

by Tord Remme, 740 meters away

Aurora Borealis coloring the sky over Bodø City. Picture taken near Rønvik Kirke.

Northern Lights over Rønvik Kirke

H: Midnight Sun seen from Skivika in Bodø, Norway

by Tord Remme, 1.0 km away

Midnight Sun seen from Skivika in Bodø, Norway. View is towards the island Landego, with Vestfjorden ...

Midnight Sun seen from Skivika in Bodø, Norway

I: Skivika Small Boat Harbour, Bodø, Norway

by Tord Remme, 1.3 km away

Skivika Small Boat Harbour, located 5 km from Bodø city, with its lighthouse, and view towards north ...

Skivika Small Boat Harbour, Bodø, Norway

J: View over Bodø from Ravnflåget. Bodø, Norway

by Tord Remme, 1.3 km away

Once a year a trekking march is arranged in Bodø, participants walk their choise of 3 or 7 mountain p...

View over Bodø from Ravnflåget. Bodø, Norway

This panorama was taken in Norway, 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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