Norwegian Epic - 01
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Norwegian Epic - 01

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Rotterdam

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A: De Rotterdam: Panoramic view from the largest building in Europe

di Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 150 metri di distanza

De Rotterdam is a building on the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam, designed by Rem Koolhaas in 1998. The...

De Rotterdam: Panoramic view from the largest building in Europe

B: Norwegian Epic - 02

di Martijn Oorthuis, 200 metri di distanza

Norwegian Epic - 02

C: On the roof of 'Toren op Zuid'

di Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 210 metri di distanza

This panorama is shot on the roof of the 'Toren op Zuid' in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is part of...

On the roof of 'Toren op Zuid'

D: Norwegian Epic - 06

di Martijn Oorthuis, 230 metri di distanza

Norwegian Epic - 06

E: Erasmusbrug

di Robin Waarts, 240 metri di distanza

Erasmusbrug

F: Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

di René van Gageldonk, 240 metri di distanza

Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

G: Montevideo, view from the window (36th floor)

di Hans Klop, 280 metri di distanza

Apartement on the 36th floor with a nice view over the river Maas

Montevideo, view from the window (36th floor)

H: Appartement on 36th floor

di Hans Klop, 290 metri di distanza

Appartement on 36th floor

I: Hotel New York Rotterdam

di Henk van den Berg, 310 metri di distanza

Hotel New York Rotterdam

J: Holland America Line

di René van Gageldonk, 330 metri di distanza

Holland America Line, Rotterdam. This is a spot in Rotterdam on "de kop van Zuid". An area that used ...

Holland America Line

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Rotterdam, 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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