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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Tallinn


A: Toompark

di Andrew Bodrov, 80 metri di distanza


B: The sculpture "Puhkaja" (holidaymaker) by Tauno Kangro

di Andrew Bodrov, 80 metri di distanza

Tauno Kangro is one of Estonia's top, and certainly most recognised, sculptor. sculpts using a variet...

The sculpture "Puhkaja" (holidaymaker) by Tauno Kangro

C: St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

di Vladimir Patras, 140 metri di distanza

St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

D: Toomkooli street

di Andrew Bodrov, 140 metri di distanza

Toomkooli street

E: Toompark

di Andrew Bodrov, 160 metri di distanza


F: Toomkirik

di Min Heo, 170 metri di distanza


G: Toompea Castle

di Andrew Bodrov, 200 metri di distanza

Toompea Castle

H: State Hall

di Andrew Bodrov, 220 metri di distanza

State Hall

I: Toompea Castle Square

di Andrew Bodrov, 230 metri di distanza

Toompea Castle Square

J: White Hall

di Andrew Bodrov, 240 metri di distanza

White Hall

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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