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The Quarter Cake Forest

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The nick name Quarter Cake cames from the shape of this small forest, or horse path, located in Dragør - a small fishermans village some 15-16 km. south of Copenhagen, Denmark. I wanted to catch the sun looking through the spring leaves, inspired by Verner Hansens panorama of mushrooms.

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A: Dragoer Church From The Churchyard

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 970 metri di distanza

A modest church from the late 18th century located on the small fishermans town of Dragoer (Dragør), ...

Dragoer Church From The Churchyard

B: Dragoer Redthorns Housing Autumn

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 980 metri di distanza

The red brick atrium houses of Rødtjørnen (red thorns) in Dragoer (Dragør) is an example of well inte...

Dragoer Redthorns Housing Autumn

C: Dragoer Stoebervaenget

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.0 km di distanza

An example of fine architecture located in the small town of Dragoer (Dragør), some 15-16 km. south o...

Dragoer Stoebervaenget

D: Shrovetide in Dragoer february 2010

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.0 km di distanza

The Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday are known as "Shrovetide," from an old English word "shri...

Shrovetide in Dragoer february 2010

E: Dragoer Redthorns Square Autumn

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.0 km di distanza

Th red brick atrium houses of the Redthorns (Rødtjørnen in danish) is a fine example of architecture ...

Dragoer Redthorns Square Autumn

F: Dragoer Library Garden in the summer

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.1 km di distanza

The garden of our local library, here in Dragør, Denmark. Just a nice and quiet place to reflect and ...

Dragoer Library Garden in the summer

G: Dragoer Goose Republic in November

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.2 km di distanza

Close to the Sea Bath you will find the Goose Republic. It has been a long standing tradition in Drag...

Dragoer Goose Republic in November

H: Dragoer Captains Alley With Birch Trees

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.2 km di distanza

One of the idyllic spots in the old town of Dragoer, a small fishermans village located some 15-16 km...

Dragoer Captains Alley With Birch Trees

I: Dragoer Strand Alley 2009 09 23 V2

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.3 km di distanza

Dragoer - or Dragør in danish - is a small fishermans town some 15-16 km. south of Copenhagen, Denmar...

Dragoer Strand Alley 2009 09 23 V2

J: Dragoer Strandlinien Flowershop Autumn

di Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.3 km di distanza

The beautiful flowe shop is located in Dragoer (Dragør), a small fishermans village located some 15-1...

Dragoer Strandlinien Flowershop Autumn

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Copenhagen, 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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