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winter in the Netherlands

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A: Dutch winter landscape

di Anton van Tetering, 30 metri di distanza

Dutch winter landscape

B: Ice skaters at Fort Rhijnauwen

di Anton van Tetering, 470 metri di distanza

Whenever there's solid ice on the Dutch lakes and canals the people go skating.

Ice skaters at Fort Rhijnauwen

C: Autumn in Amelisweerd at the Scheidingslaan

di Anton van Tetering, 770 metri di distanza

A beautifull autumn day in Amelisweerd.

Autumn in Amelisweerd at the Scheidingslaan

D: Lane with oaks near Rhijnauwen

di Anton van Tetering, 850 metri di distanza

A lane with oaks near the Fort at Rhijnauwen.

Lane with oaks near Rhijnauwen

E: On the riverside of the Kromme Rijn

di Anton van Tetering, 930 metri di distanza

On the riverside of the Kromme Rijn

F: Fallen leaves on the Scheidingslaan, Amelisweerd

di Anton van Tetering, 1.1 km di distanza

Picture taken close to the ground of the fallen leaves in Amelisweerd.

Fallen leaves on the Scheidingslaan, Amelisweerd

G: Kromme Rijn near Rhijnauwen

di Anton van Tetering, 1.2 km di distanza

Kromme Rijn near Rhijnauwen

H: The edge of the forest near Nieuw Amelisweerd

di Anton van Tetering, 1.2 km di distanza

The edge of the forest of Amelisweerd near Utrecht on a beautifull day in autumn.

The edge of the forest near Nieuw Amelisweerd

I: Nieuw Amelisweerd

di Anton van Tetering, 1.5 km di distanza

Standing under a sequoia-tree in the garden of Nieuw Amelisweerd.

Nieuw Amelisweerd

J: Bridge across the Kromme Rijn

di Anton van Tetering, 1.5 km di distanza

The bridge across the Kromme Rijn near Nieuw Amelisweerd on a beautifull autumn day.

Bridge across the Kromme Rijn

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Utrecht, 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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