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Wikipedia: "Sitges (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsidʒəs], Catalan for silos) is a Spanish town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its much-frequented beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.

While the roots of Sitges' artsy reputation date back to the late 19th century, when Catalan painter Santiago Rusiñol took up residence there during the summer, the town in the 1960s became a centre for the counterculture on the mainland of Spain (then still under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco), and became known as a sort of "Ibiza in miniature".

Today, Sitges' economy is based on tourism and culture offering more than 4,500 hotel beds, half of them in four-star hotels."

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A: Sitges Beach

door Willy Kaemena, 130 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "Sitges (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsidʒəs], Catalan for silos) is a Spanish town about 35 k...

Sitges Beach

B: Sitges - Alley

door Carsten Arenz, 240 hier vandaan

A typical alley in the town of Sitges with restaurants and bars. Nice place to be for partying during...

Sitges - Alley

C: Sitges. Cliff and Beaches

door Sergi March, 320 hier vandaan

One of the many artificial reefs that are interspersed among small and welcoming beaches of Sitges, t...

Sitges. Cliff and Beaches

D: Sitges

door Carsten Arenz, 320 hier vandaan

Sitges - A nice little town south of Barcelona. In summer when the evenings are warm there are lots o...

Sitges

E: Sitges, Breakwater

door Neil Scott, 400 hier vandaan

As a new VR photographer it is my aim to document as much of the town where i live and work, this is ...

Sitges, Breakwater

F: Sitges - Sant Bartolome Church

door Carsten Arenz, 500 hier vandaan

The church of Sant Bartolome is located direct at the mediterranean sea. From the plateau there is a ...

Sitges - Sant Bartolome Church

G: Sant Bartomeu i San Tecla Church in Sitges

door Willy Kaemena, 520 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "Sitges (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsidʒəs], Catalan for silos) is a Spanish town about 35 k...

Sant Bartomeu i San Tecla Church in Sitges

H: Mirador de Sitges

door Sergi March, 520 hier vandaan

Lookout high above the charming beaches and cliffs of Sitges. With its main church. Sitges is a touri...

Mirador de Sitges

I: Palau Marycel, Sitges

door Neil Scott, 610 hier vandaan

As a new VR photographer it is my aim to document as much of the town where i live, this is not for m...

Palau Marycel, Sitges

J: Sitges - Plaza

door Carsten Arenz, 700 hier vandaan

Sitges - Plaza

Dit panorama is genomen in Spain, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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