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In the harbour of Laukvik, Lofoten/Norway

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In the harbour of Laukvik, Norway, a fishing village with 450 inhabitants on the north-west coast of the Lofoten Islands. It's also a great place place to watch the midnight sun.

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A: Fishingport in Laukvik

door Alexander Jensko, 130 hier vandaan

The fishing village Laukvik is situated on the north-east coast of Lofoten, close to Svolvær. It has ...

Fishingport in Laukvik

B: Midnight Sun in Laukvik

door Tõnis Raid, 420 hier vandaan

Midnight Sun in Laukvik

C: Laukvik - inside a forklift truck

door Alexander Jensko, 420 hier vandaan

Laukvik - inside a forklift truck

D: Flotsam house in Laukvik

door Alexander Jensko, 420 hier vandaan

Crazy house close to Laukvik, Norway. Apparently built by an artist who creates his or her work using...

Flotsam house in Laukvik

E: Midnight sun in Laukvik

door Alexander Jensko, 480 hier vandaan

The fishing village Laukvik is situated on the north-east coast of Lofoten, close to Svolvær. It has ...

Midnight sun in Laukvik

F: Laukvik - midnight sun

door Alexander Jensko, 530 hier vandaan

The fishing village Laukvik is situated on the north-east coast of Lofoten, close to Svolvær. It has ...

Laukvik - midnight sun

G: Laukvik, pier

door Alexander Jensko, 540 hier vandaan

The fishing village Laukvik is situated on the north-east coast of Lofoten, close to Svolvær. It has ...

Laukvik, pier

H: Laukvik - flotsam house

door Alexander Jensko, 1,000 hier vandaan

Visionary house at the entrance to Laukvik, Norway. Apparently built by an artist who creates his or ...

Laukvik - flotsam house

I: Rangeldalen, on the way to Matmora

door Alexander Jensko, 3.6 hier vandaan

An old basement in Rangeldalen on the way to the Matmora peak, Lofoten. The Rangeldalen is easy reach...

Rangeldalen, on the way to Matmora

J: Midnight sun in Delp

door Alexander Jensko, 3.9 hier vandaan

Midnight sun in Delp close to Laukvik on the Lofoten Islands. The fishing village Laukvik is situated...

Midnight sun in Delp

Dit panorama is genomen in Norway, 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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