View On Sisko Lake
View on great Sisko lake and Bjelasica mountain.
Sisko lake (great) is 11 km away from Biogradsko lake (hiking path) on Bjelasica mountain, on an alti...
After a pretty long walk (an hour and a half) uphill, Claire and Tom take a break to enjoy the scener...
Frozen Biograd Lake (Biogradsko jezero) near Mojkovac and Kolasin in national park Biogradska Gora, M...
Pesica lake is the second largest lake in the region of NP Biogradska gora on Bjelasica mountain. The...
Pesica lake on Bjelasica mountain is situated at an altitude of 1838 m.
View from the jetty at Biogradska lake (and national park Montenegro). Shot June 2012. The park is in...
Frozen Biograd Lake in National Park Biogradska Gora In Montenegro.
Biogradsko lake is the biggest lake in Bjelasica mountain, in National park Biogradska Gora. It is gl...
Frozen Biograd lake on Bjelasica in february.
Near Mucnica on mountain Bjelasica.
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.