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Panorama's in de omgeving van Romania

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A: Near the Danube

door Vieru Claudiu, 10 hier vandaan

Near the Danube

B: The Danube in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 150 hier vandaan

Danube river seen from the city of Galati

The Danube in Galati

C: Winter in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 210 hier vandaan

Walking in Galati, on the shore of the Danube.

Winter in Galati

D: Winter morning in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 220 hier vandaan

Going towards the Danube, on a fine winter morning in Galati.

Winter morning in Galati

E: Danube in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 230 hier vandaan

Overlooking the Danube river from Galati

Danube in Galati

F: Near the Danube

door Vieru Claudiu, 320 hier vandaan

Walking on the shore of the Danube, winter of 2011

Near the Danube

G: Neigbourhood in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 1.4 hier vandaan

Neigbourhood in Galati

H: Children's Playground

door Vieru Claudiu, 1.4 hier vandaan

The Children's Playground near the Communication Tower on a bright sunny day.

Children's Playground

I: „Precista” fortified church 1647, Galati, Romania

door Marin Giurgiu, 1.4 hier vandaan

„Precista” fortified church 1647, Galati, Romania

J: Communication Tower in Galati

door Vieru Claudiu, 1.4 hier vandaan

The 100m tall communication tower in Galati, one of the symbols of the city.

Communication Tower in Galati

Dit panorama is genomen in Romania, 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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