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Gefion fountain, view from bridge

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A: Gefion fountain, Copenhagen

door MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 30 hier vandaan

Gefion fountain has been launched in 1908, 14 July in Copenhagen.  Made by Danish sculptor-Anders Bun...

Gefion fountain, Copenhagen

B: The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (20100504v1a)

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 40 hier vandaan

The Gefion Fountain is one of the popular tourist attractions of Copenhagen, perhaps because it is cl...

The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (20100504v1a)

C: The Gefion Fountain

door Flemming V. Larsen, 50 hier vandaan

The Gefion Fountain is made by the sculptor Anders Bundgaard in 1897-1908. The fountain illustrate th...

The Gefion Fountain

D: Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

door Bjarke Andersen, 140 hier vandaan

Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

E: The English Church from the Liberty Museum

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 150 hier vandaan

The English Church photographed from the World War II Liberty Museum, close to the Gefion Fountain an...

The English Church from the Liberty Museum

F: Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V3b

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 180 hier vandaan

Part of a series of panoramas from the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Citadel is par...

Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V3b

G: Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 210 hier vandaan

Part of a series of panoramas taken in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The...

Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

H: The English Church 2009 09 24 V1

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 240 hier vandaan

Part of a series of panoramas taken in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The...

The English Church 2009 09 24 V1

I: The Commanders Quarters at the Citadel

door Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 280 hier vandaan

The Commanders Quarters, located in the Citadel of Copenhagen. The summer is here, and so are the tou...

The Commanders Quarters at the Citadel

J: The Commander's House at the Citadel (Kastellet)

door Bjarke Andersen, 280 hier vandaan

"Kastellet", the Citadel, located in the northern part of Copenhagen is one of the best preserved cit...

The Commander's House at the Citadel (Kastellet)

Dit panorama is genomen in Copenhagen, 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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