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The naval fortress Kungsholmen from Tjurkö

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The naval fortress Kungsholmen is the world's oldest continuously fortified military installation as it has been manned since the 1600s. This fortress, together with the fortress at Drottningskär, was supposed to defend the main entrance to Karlskrona. Even up to late 1990s the fortress still played a significant role in the defense of Karlskrona from submarine intruders, and some remains from that defense activity can be seen in the North West as an old steel tower used to house surveillance cameras remotely operated from Kungsholmen.

Karlskrona, which can be seen straight up north, is part of the world heritage.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Sweden

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A: The naval fortress at Drottningskär

di Peter Steneld, 1.8 km di distanza

Karlskrona was founded in 1680 by King Carl XI as the new home for the Swedish fleet. At the same tim...

The naval fortress at Drottningskär

B: Fortress at Ellenabben

di Peter Steneld, 2.6 km di distanza

The fortress at Ellenabben is located on the island Aspö in the archipelago of Karlskrona. It was bui...

Fortress at Ellenabben

C: Fortress at Ellenabben with 57mm gun

di Peter Steneld, 2.6 km di distanza

The fortress at Ellenabben is located on the island Aspö in the archipelago of Karlskrona. It was bui...

Fortress at Ellenabben with 57mm gun

D: Admiralty Bell Tower

di Peter Steneld, 5.3 km di distanza

The Admiralty bell tower from 1699 were originally a klock tower for the shipyard but 1909 it became ...

Admiralty Bell Tower

E: Kungsbron in Karlskrona

di Peter Steneld, 5.3 km di distanza

The picture is taken from Kungsbron (King's Bridge) in Karlskrona. To the southwest lies Bastion Auro...

Kungsbron in Karlskrona

F: Old Railway Tunnel

di Peter Steneld, 5.3 km di distanza

The old railway tunnel from 1887 goes under the entire down town of Karlskrona. The tunnel was origin...

Old Railway Tunnel

G: Stumholmen in World Heritage the Naval Port of Karlskrona

di Peter Steneld, 5.8 km di distanza

The panorama was taken on a sunny spring day at Stumholmen, more precisely on Laboratorie Holmen (dir...

Stumholmen in World Heritage the Naval Port of Karlskrona

H: Fisktorget

di Lasse Carlsson Rondell.net, 5.8 km di distanza

Karlskrona Fisktorget Utsikt över Borgmästarfjärden, skärgårdsbåtarna, Blekinge museum, byggnation av...

Fisktorget

I: 2013-10-08 Early morning in Hoglands park

di Arne Håveland, 6.0 km di distanza

Hoglands park, one of two parks in central Karlskrona. A park with children's playground, restaurant ...

2013-10-08 Early morning in Hoglands park

J: Saltosund

di Lasse Carlsson Rondell.net, 6.2 km di distanza

Saltösund Kruthuset i Borgmästarfjärden syns under den gamla Saltöbron, Ekholmen, "nya" Saltöbron och...

Saltosund

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Sweden, 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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