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Alhambra Viewpoint

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The Alhambra (from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء = Al-Ħamrā', literally "the red one"; the complete name was "the red fortress") is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish rulers of Granada in southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was constructed during the mid 14th century), occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

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A: the barca hall lin generalife palace in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 320 metri di distanza

the barca hall lin generalife palace in alhambra of granada

the barca hall lin generalife palace in alhambra of granada

B: palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 330 metri di distanza

palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

C: The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 330 metri di distanza

The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

D: the court of the main canal in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 330 metri di distanza

the court of the main canal in alhambra of granada

the court of the main canal in alhambra of granada

E: palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 340 metri di distanza

palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

F: The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 350 metri di distanza

 The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

The Court of the Main Canal in palace of generalife in alhambra of granada

G: court of generalife palace in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 350 metri di distanza

court of generalife palace in alhambra of granada

court of generalife palace in alhambra of granada

H: from generalife palace in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 350 metri di distanza

from generalife palace in alhambra of granada

from generalife palace in alhambra of granada

I: the embajadores hall in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 450 metri di distanza

the embajadores hall in alhambra of granada

the embajadores hall in alhambra of granada

J: The Embajadores Hall in alhambra of granada

di luis davilla, 450 metri di distanza

The Embajadores Hall in alhambra of granada

The Embajadores Hall in alhambra of granada

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Spain, 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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