Zanoaga Ski Slope
Zanoaga Ski Slope near Bran Romania
This is a 360 panoramic view of Fundata mountain village. You can also view Bucegi mountains, Piatra ...
Fundata Romania is at an altitude of 1380. Zero pollution in this area is what makes this place to be...
Another shot of this nice nation park in romania.
A typical mountain environment in Fundata Romanias situated at an altitude of 1380 m, along Rucar Bra...
This is an interior of a mountain house in Romanian mountains. its in 1400 m altitude, if i remember ...
In this mountain path we found a small memorial or grave for a young couple that must have died here....
This was a very nice walk up to the mountain. The road was covered with lots of big trees and their r...
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.