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Panorama's in de omgeving van Warsaw

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A: Warsaw's Castle Square

door Marcin Klaban, 20 hier vandaan

The square is a visitor's first view of the reconstructed Old Town (Polish: Stare Miasto), when appro...

Warsaw's Castle Square

B: Castle Square

door Michał Chrościcki - BetterView, 40 hier vandaan

Castle Square

C: Warsaw - Castle square and Zygmunt's column

door Denny A. Ovchar, 40 hier vandaan

Warsaw - Castle square and Zygmunt's column

D: Christmas tree next to the Royal Castle, Warsaw

door Konrad Łaszczyński, 40 hier vandaan

Christmas tree next to the Royal Castle, Warsaw

E:

door cwir, 40 hier vandaan

F: real castle place. warsaw. poland

door luis davilla, 50 hier vandaan

real castle place. warsaw. poland

G: Castle Square, Warsaw, aerial view

door Leszek Cuper, 50 hier vandaan

Castle Square, Warsaw, aerial view

H: Castle Square

door Bartek Winnicki, 50 hier vandaan

Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland Dec 2011This is a view of a historic square in front of the Royal Cas...

Castle Square

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door Marcin Klaban, 50 hier vandaan

J: Warsaw - Castle Square

door Zero Jeden, 60 hier vandaan

Warsaw - Castle The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a castle residency and was the official residence of th...

Warsaw - Castle Square

Dit panorama is genomen in Warsaw, 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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