Old Marketplace - Torun
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Old Marketplace - Torun

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A: Rynek Staromiejski: Fontanna Flisaka

di Leszek Cuper, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Rynek Staromiejski: Fontanna Flisaka

B: Toruń, The Old Town Market Square - a bird's eye view

di Marek Kocjan, 10 metri di distanza

Toruń, The Old Town Market Square - a bird's eye view

C: Rynek Staromiejski: Dwór Artusa

di Leszek Cuper, 30 metri di distanza

Rynek Staromiejski: Dwór Artusa

D: Toruń, Artus Court, Old Town Market Square - by night

di Marek Kocjan, 30 metri di distanza

Toruń, Artus Court, Old Town Market Square - by night

E: Court yard of the old town hall

di Jan Mulder, 40 metri di distanza

The gothic town hall was chosen by National Geographic Polska one of the 30 most beautiful places in ...

Court yard of the old town hall

F: Old City Hall courtyard - Torun

di Jarek Ciszek, 40 metri di distanza

Old City Hall courtyard - Torun

G: Toruń, Artus Court - Great Room

di Marek Kocjan, 50 metri di distanza

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Toruń, Artus Court - Great Room

H: View to north west from town hall tower

di Jan Mulder, 50 metri di distanza

The gothic town hall was chosen by National Geographic Polska one of the 30 most beautiful places in ...

View to north west from town hall tower

I: Vestibule in the Artus building

di Jan Mulder, 60 metri di distanza

Nicely decorated hall in the Artus court cultural centre building (Dwor Artusa), named after king Art...

Vestibule in the Artus building

J: View to the south east from the town hall tower

di Jan Mulder, 60 metri di distanza

The gothic town hall was chosen by National Geographic Polska one of the 30 most beautiful places in ...

View to the south east from the town hall tower

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Poland, 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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