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View 2 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

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The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version of the classic DC-3 Dakota). This example was previously based at Keflavik, before being decommissioned and ending up at the museum at Hnjótur in Örlygshöfn. This eclectic museum was established by Kristinn Thor Egilsson to celebrate the local, maritime and aviation heritage of his family and the region. It houses a diverse and fascinating range of planes, vehicles and boats, and is situated in a dramatic landscape by the fjords, close to beaches and sea cliffs… a photographer's dream. [This is one of the panoramas from my June 2013 trip to Iceland. You can explore the other views of this incredible country here. https://www.360cities.net/sets/iceland-june-2013 ]

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A: View 2 inside a decommissioned US Navy C-117D, Iceland

Por Joby Catto, 10 metros de distância

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 2 inside a decommissioned US Navy C-117D, Iceland

B: View 3 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

Por Joby Catto, 10 metros de distância

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 3 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

C: View 1 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

Por Joby Catto, 10 metros de distância

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 1 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

D: Inside the Hangar at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

Por Joby Catto, 20 metros de distância

I visited Iceland in June, as part of the Iceland 2013 IVRPA conference, and had a couple of days to ...

Inside the Hangar at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

E: Inside an Antonov AN-2 biplane at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

Por Joby Catto, 20 metros de distância

The aircraft in this view is an ex-Aeroflot Antonov An-2, a venerable Russian workhorse which was fam...

Inside an Antonov AN-2 biplane at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

F: Memorial to trawlers and their crews, Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Barðastrandarsýsla, Vestfirðir

Por Joby Catto, 120 metros de distância

Memorial built by Egill Ólafsson and Kristinn Thor Egilsson in 1998 at Hnjotur to honour the sailors ...

Memorial to trawlers and their crews, Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Barðastrandarsýsla, Vestfirðir

G: Sea Birds At Bjargtangar

Por David Rowley, 18.3 Km de distância

Bjargtangar is the most Westerly point of Iceland and indeed of Europe, a mere 300 km from Greenland....

Sea Birds At Bjargtangar

H: Puffins at Bjargtangar

Por David Rowley, 18.3 Km de distância

Bjargtangar is the most Westerly point of Iceland and indeed of Europe, a mere 300 km from Greenland....

Puffins at Bjargtangar

I: Arnarfjörður

Por David Rowley, 32.8 Km de distância

Arnarfjörður is a large fjord in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It is thirty kilometres long and f...

Arnarfjörður

J: Dýrafjörður

Por David Rowley, 45.6 Km de distância

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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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