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On top of a windmill

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This picture is shot from a windmill in the Flevopolder in The Netherlands. At an altitude of more then 100m (330ft) high you'll have a unique overview over the Flevopolder and the farmland around you.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Netherlands

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A: Cinemadreef Almere

door Hans Molenkamp, 9.0 hier vandaan

A panoramic view on the Cinemadreef ( Cinemadrive) in Almere. This drive is located in one of the man...

Cinemadreef Almere

B: Huizen Nautical Harbour Quatier

door Dick Schippers, 9.6 hier vandaan

New developed Harbour area in Huizen with wooden houses which have some resemblance with houses at Ma...

Huizen Nautical Harbour Quatier

C: De Corridor in Almere

door Harald Walker, 9.8 hier vandaan

'De Corridor' in Almere, which is connecting the two levels of the new shopping center in Almere. On ...

De Corridor in Almere

D: Side By Side

door Harald Walker, 9.9 hier vandaan

The two towers of the Side By Side apartment buildings along the Weerwater in Almere (Flevoland / The...

Side By Side

E: Schippergarage in Almere

door Harald Walker, 9.9 hier vandaan

View from the pedestrian walkway next to the Schippergarage underground parking in the new city cente...

Schippergarage in Almere

F: Central bus lane in Almere

door Harald Walker, 9.9 hier vandaan

Central bus lane in Almere (Flevoland, The Netherlands) going from the central train station to the m...

Central bus lane in Almere

G: Almere - The Wave

door Harald Walker, 10.0 hier vandaan

Appartment building 'The Wave' in Almere (Flevoland, The Netherlands) with view of the lake 'het weer...

Almere - The Wave

H: World Trade Center Almere Area

door Harald Walker, 10.0 hier vandaan

The World Trade Center Almere Area next to the central train station with the WTC Alnovum and two new...

World Trade Center Almere Area

I: Huizen Lage Laarderweg

door Hendrik Bohr, 12.0 hier vandaan

Akker bij de lage laarderwer in Huizen

Huizen Lage Laarderweg

J: Hei in Huizen

door Hendrik Bohr, 12.5 hier vandaan

Hei in Huizen

Dit panorama is genomen in Netherlands, 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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