Holy Ghost Church in Basel
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Holy Ghost Church in Basel

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Switzerland

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A: Einfahrt zum Bahnhof SBB

di Markus Lissner, 450 metri di distanza

Einfahrt zum Bahnhof SBB

B: Peter-Merian Haus

di Markus Lissner, 500 metri di distanza

Peter-Merian Haus

C: Peter Merian haus

di Markus Lissner, 550 metri di distanza

Peter Merian haus

D: Basel auf dem Wolf

di Markus Lissner, 870 metri di distanza

Basel auf dem Wolf

E: Fahrradparken

di Markus Lissner, 920 metri di distanza

Fahrradparken

F: Ticket counter area at the station in Basel

di Werner Getzmann, 940 metri di distanza

Ticket counter area at the station in Basel. In the town carnival in a few weeks. The man in the midd...

Ticket counter area at the station in Basel

G: Bahnhof SBB

di Markus Lissner, 950 metri di distanza

Bahnhof SBB

H: Basel SBB Railway Station

di Dieter Hofer, 960 metri di distanza

The Basel Railway Station is a major border station with connecting trains to Switzerland, Germany an...

Basel SBB Railway Station

I: Photo Booth and Bicycle Parking at the Basel SBB Railway Station

di Dieter Hofer, 970 metri di distanza

  This is the official Bicycle Parking of the Basel SBB Railway station. Bikes parked over ground clo...

Photo Booth and Bicycle Parking at the Basel SBB Railway Station

J: Strasbourg Monument at ' Centralbahnplatz' near the SBB Train Station

di Dieter Hofer, 1,000 metri di distanza

the Strasbourg Monument, created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (who also designed the Statue of Liber...

Strasbourg Monument at ' Centralbahnplatz' near the SBB Train Station

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Switzerland, 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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