Cesis, Riga street
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Cesis, Riga street

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Latvia


A: Belfry of St.John's Cesis Church, floor lll

door Jonas Nosalis, 50 hier vandaan

Belfry of St.John's Cesis Church, floor lll

B: Belfry of Cesis Church

door Jonas Nosalis, 50 hier vandaan

Belfry of Cesis Church

C: Cesis St. John’s Church, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 50 hier vandaan

Cesis St. John’s Church, Latvia

D: Near St. Johns Church in Cesis, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 90 hier vandaan

Near St. Johns Church in Cesis, Latvia

E: Raunas Varti

door Jonas Nosalis, 170 hier vandaan

Raunas Varti

F: Cesis castle

door Jonas Nosalis, 180 hier vandaan

  Construction of the castle is thought to have begun around 1209, in the time of Master of the Order...

Cesis castle

G: Cesis Castle

door Olga Parshina, 180 hier vandaan

Cesis Castle

H: Cesis

door Jonas Nosalis, 190 hier vandaan

Cēsis Castle is a Livonian castle situated in Cēsis, Latvia. Its ruins are one of the most majestic c...


I: Near the Cesis New Castle, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 220 hier vandaan

Near the Cesis New Castle, Latvia

J: Fountain

door Jonas Nosalis, 240 hier vandaan

Līvu Square Location: On the crossroad of Līvu and Riga streetsServices: Town's original market squar...


Dit panorama is genomen in Latvia, 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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