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Tall Hermann tower

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Tallinn

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A: Toompea hill

di Andrew Bodrov, 30 metri di distanza

Toompea hill

B: Toompea Castle Governors Garden

di Andrew Bodrov, 40 metri di distanza

Toompea Castle Governors Garden

C: Toompea Castle Square

di Andrew Bodrov, 60 metri di distanza

Toompea Castle Square

D: State Hall

di Andrew Bodrov, 70 metri di distanza

State Hall

E: White Hall

di Andrew Bodrov, 80 metri di distanza

White Hall

F: Hirve park, Tallinn

di Andrew Bodrov, 90 metri di distanza

Hirve Park is one of the most dendrologically diverse parks in Tallinn, and certainly one with an int...

Hirve park, Tallinn

G: Toompea Castle

di Andrew Bodrov, 140 metri di distanza

Toompea Castle

H: Tallin Alexander Church, Estonia

di Mahmood Hamidi, 140 metri di distanza

Alexander Nevsky cathedral is Tallinn''s largest domed cathedral. The large, richly decorated Orthodo...

Tallin Alexander Church, Estonia

I: Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

di Andrew Bodrov, 150 metri di distanza

Drone pilot: Jaan Kronberg - http://kronja.comThe Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral...

Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

J: Interior of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

di Andrew Bodrov, 150 metri di distanza

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was buil...

Interior of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Tallinn, 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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