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Encounters on the Meßnerin 1835m, Hochschwab                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Austria


A: Messnerin

di Zoltan Duray, 150 metri di distanza


B: Messnerin

di Zoltan Duray, 170 metri di distanza

Encounters on the Meßnerin 1835m, Hochschwab                                                         ...


C: Messnerin

di Zoltan Duray, 190 metri di distanza

Encounters on the Meßnerin 1835m, Hochschwab                                                         ...


D: Messnerin forest

di Zoltan Duray, 230 metri di distanza

Messnerin forest

E: Grüner See, Tragöß

di Jozef Kokes, 1.9 km di distanza

Grüner See, Tragöß

F: Grüner See, Styria, Austria (Nokia Lumia 1020)

di Harald Meyer, 2.0 km di distanza

Grüner See in Styria, Austria captured with Nokia Lumia 1020.

Grüner See, Styria, Austria (Nokia Lumia 1020)

G: TAC Spitze

di Tom Leitner, 7.5 km di distanza

TAC Spitze

H: On Hochschwab

di Radomir Skoupy, 8.8 km di distanza

On Hochschwab

I: Polster with the names of the surrounding Peaks

di Tom Leitner, 9.1 km di distanza

Polster with the names of the surrounding Peaks

J: Polster

di Tom Leitner, 9.2 km di distanza

Panorama vom Polster, Hausberg des Paragleitervereins Soaringclub Präbichl,


Questo panorama è stato scattato in Austria, 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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