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Dubrovnik - townwall 11

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Croatia

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A: Dubrovnik, Old Town, view from the Minceta Tower

door Atila Bezdan, 50 hier vandaan

Dubrovnik, Old Town, view from the Minceta Tower

B: View from Minceta tower

door zeljko soletic, 50 hier vandaan

View from Minceta tower

C: Dubrovnik Minceta tower

door Samo Svizec, 50 hier vandaan

Dubrovnik Minceta tower

D: Dubrovnik, Old Town, view from the walls

door Atila Bezdan, 60 hier vandaan

Dubrovnik, Old Town, view from the walls

E: Fort Minceta, Dubrovnik

door zeljko soletic, 90 hier vandaan

Fort Minceta, Dubrovnik

F: Caffe Ambassador - ex caffe Talir in Dubrovnik

door zeljko soletic, 110 hier vandaan

Caffe Ambassador - ex caffe Talir in Dubrovnik

G: Old Pharmacy Museum at Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

door zeljko soletic, 120 hier vandaan

The Franciscan Monastery of the Friars Minor and the Old Pharmacy [Franjevački samostan i stara apote...

Old Pharmacy Museum at Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

H: City walls at night

door zeljko soletic, 130 hier vandaan

City walls at night

I: Uz Posat

door zeljko soletic, 130 hier vandaan

Uz Posat

J: Boškovićeva street

door zeljko soletic, 130 hier vandaan

Boškovićeva street

Dit panorama is genomen in Croatia, 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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