Wergelandsparken in Kristiansand
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Wergelandsparken in Kristiansand

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Wergelandspark in Kristiansand named after Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.

Though Wergeland lived to 37 years old, his range of pursuits covered literature, theology, history, contemporary politics, social issues, and science. His views were controversial in his time, and his literary style was variously denounced as subversive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Wergeland

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A: Upper market plaza with rain by night

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B: Kristiansand town square

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 50 hier vandaan

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C: Kristiansand Cathedral outside

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 70 hier vandaan

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Kristiansand Cathedral outside

D: Kristiansand Cathedral

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 70 hier vandaan

The main church in Kristiansand build in 1885. The church is one of the largest in the country and it...

Kristiansand Cathedral

E: Kristiansand by night.

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 70 hier vandaan

 Panorama taken at the town square in Kristiansand Norway. Kristiansand is the 5 largest town in Norw...

Kristiansand by night.

F: Flowers in remembrance of the victims from 22 july.

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 80 hier vandaan

People watching flowers been laid down by the main church in the town of Kristiansand in remembrance ...

Flowers in remembrance of the victims from 22 july.

G: Rebuilding the old firehouse

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 90 hier vandaan

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Rebuilding the old firehouse

H: Kristiansand Cathedral

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 90 hier vandaan

The main church in Kristiansand build in 1885. The church is one of the largest in the country and it...

Kristiansand Cathedral

I: Sandens shopping mall

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 200 hier vandaan

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Sandens shopping mall

J: Kristiansand Sandens mall

door Tor Erik Schrøder, 220 hier vandaan

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Kristiansand Sandens mall

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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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