Norwegian Epic - 06
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Norwegian Epic - 06

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A: Norwegian Epic - 02

Martijn Oorthuis作, ここから50メートル

Norwegian Epic - 02

B: Hotel New York Rotterdam

Henk van den Berg作, ここから80メートル

Hotel New York Rotterdam

C: Montevideo, view from the window (36th floor)

Hans Klop作, ここから90メートル

Apartement on the 36th floor with a nice view over the river Maas

Montevideo, view from the window (36th floor)

D: Holland America Line

René van Gageldonk作, ここから100メートル

Holland America Line, Rotterdam. This is a spot in Rotterdam on "de kop van Zuid". An area that used ...

Holland America Line

E: Appartement on 36th floor

Hans Klop作, ここから100メートル

Appartement on 36th floor

F: Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid

René van Gageldonk作, ここから120メートル

Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid

G: Rotterdam Hotel New York

Henk van den Berg作, ここから120メートル

Rotterdam Hotel New York

H: Kop Van Zuid 3

René van Gageldonk作, ここから120メートル

Kop Van Zuid 3

I: Rotterdam Hotel New York and Water Taxi

Henk van den Berg作, ここから160メートル

Rotterdam Hotel New York and Water Taxi

J: Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

René van Gageldonk作, ここから190メートル

Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

このパノラマはRotterdam, Europeで撮影されました


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.