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Day 8: Strömsund to Rättvik — A small old church on Frösön island first caught my eye for its 18th-century wooden bell tower, but I ended up fascinated by this wooden headstone — the only one in the graveyard. Read on...

During August 2008 I spent 17 days driving around Sweden in the single-minded pursuit of one good 360-degree panorama per day, posting the results daily to the Panoramic Sweden blog.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Sweden

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A: View from the tower Stocketitt.

door Ingemar Edfalk, 1.1 hier vandaan

View from the tower Stocketitt in Frösön, Sweden.

View from the tower Stocketitt.

B: Lake Storsjön. The city of Östersund seen from Frösön.

door Ingemar Edfalk, 4.6 hier vandaan

Lake Storsjön in the foreground. The city of Östersund seen from Frösön.

Lake Storsjön. The city of Östersund seen from Frösön.

C: Old church ruin in Sunne, Sweden.

door Ingemar Edfalk, 7.2 hier vandaan

Sunne church ruin remains from 1178 when a battle between christians and pagans took place on the ice...

Old church ruin in Sunne, Sweden.

D: Sunne Church Ruin

door Jarl Rideg, 7.2 hier vandaan

Sunne Church Ruin

E: Vastfjallet

door Stefan Zimmerman, 36.7 hier vandaan

Fjällhalsen is situated approximately 60 km west of Östersund in the province Jämtland, in grand and ...

Vastfjallet

F: Drommskåran

door Stefan Zimmerman, 37.7 hier vandaan

Drommskåran i Bydalen, Jämtland.

Drommskåran

G: The river of Damman

door Stefan Zimmerman, 38.9 hier vandaan

Bydalsfjällen is situated 60 km west of Östersund in the province Jämtland, in grand and snowsure sur...

The river of Damman

H: Revsundssjön

door David Rowley, 50.4 hier vandaan

Revsundssjön

I: Grotingen

door David Rowley, 57.7 hier vandaan

This nice little spot near Grotingen in Sweden is popular with fly fishermen for trout fishing.  A sm...

Grotingen

J: Bracke Church Yard

door David Rowley, 66.7 hier vandaan

Bracke Church Yard

Dit panorama is genomen in Sweden, 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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