A Narrow Gorge along the Lårdalstigen
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A Narrow Gorge along the Lårdalstigen

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A: In a Narrow Gorge along the Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 20 metri di distanza

In a Narrow Gorge along the Lårdalstigen

B: Viewpoint, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 60 metri di distanza

Viewpoint, Lårdalstigen

C: Viewpoint, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 110 metri di distanza

Viewpoint, Lårdalstigen

D: Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 180 metri di distanza

The steady increase in population in the 1800's produced pressure on both land and food production. I...

Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

E: Old Stone Quarry, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 350 metri di distanza

Here you can see nice slabs of sandstone. 

Old Stone Quarry, Lårdalstigen

F: Lookout close to Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 540 metri di distanza

Lookout close to Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

G: Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 540 metri di distanza

The steady increase in population in the 1800's produced pressure on both land and food production. I...

Urdalen, Lårdalstigen

H: Juvstøyl Historic Farm, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 730 metri di distanza

Juvstøyl was the summerfarm for Kleppo in Eidsborg. This was in full drift up to the 1900's, and was ...

Juvstøyl Historic Farm, Lårdalstigen

I: Risen og Gygri, Lārdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 1.2 km di distanza

Viewed from Bandak, the rugged silhouettes of Risen and Gygri loom up against the sky, but Gygri has ...

Risen og Gygri, Lārdalstigen

J: Sui-Rui, Lårdalstigen

di Ronald Tichelaar, 1.3 km di distanza

Localy this place is called Sui-Rui as apposed to Ni-Rui, the place where the Rui girls lived, whitch...

Sui-Rui, Lårdalstigen

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Norway, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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