Oudegracht in the evening
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Oudegracht in the evening

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Utrecht

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A: Oudegracht during Spring

door Nick Gordon, 70 hier vandaan

These canals are uniek in the world, I've been told. This is because of the cargo holds lower than st...

Oudegracht during Spring

B: Utrecht - Oudegracht

door Dieter Hofer, 70 hier vandaan

Utrecht - Oudegracht

C: Oudegracht

door Anton van Tetering, 260 hier vandaan

The Oudegracht (lit. Old Canal) is the oldest canal in the centre of Utrecht. It is about 2 kilometer...

Oudegracht

D: NV-garden behind Tivoli

door Anton van Tetering, 260 hier vandaan

NV-garden behind Tivoli

E: Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

door Pieter Angenent, 270 hier vandaan

Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

F: Utrecht Nieuwegracht vanaf Quintijnsbrug

door Tom Baetsen, 340 hier vandaan

Door het ontbreken van winkels en horeca is de Nieuwegracht altijd rustig, authenthiek en pittoresk g...

Utrecht Nieuwegracht vanaf Quintijnsbrug

G: Ledig Erf

door Nick Gordon, 370 hier vandaan

Ledig Erf is the name of this 'square' in the 'inner' city. Famous to all inhabitants of Utrecht for ...

Ledig Erf

H: Hamburgerbrug

door Anton van Tetering, 380 hier vandaan

Hamburgerbrug

I: Hamburgerbrug-snow-covered

door Anton van Tetering, 380 hier vandaan

Hamburgerbrug-snow-covered

J: Oudegracht

door Anton van Tetering, 390 hier vandaan

Oudegracht

Dit panorama is genomen in Utrecht, 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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