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A: Trinity Presbyterian Church

de Krzysztof Jurczak, la distanta de 380 metri

Gothic-revival Presbyterian Church, built 1861, on a cruciform plan with shallow transepts, broach sp...

Trinity Presbyterian Church

B: Morning River

de Krzysztof Jurczak, la distanta de 390 metri

 The Lee is the major river on which Cork sits; the Liffey is the river on which Dublin sits.   Googl...

Morning River

C: Bridge Opera House in Cork

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 390 metri

Bridge Opera House in Cork

D: Cork-st Ann Church

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 400 metri

Cork-st Ann Church

E: Father Mathew Cork

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 420 metri

Father Mathew Cork

F: U96

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 420 metri

U96

G: St. Anne's Church-Cork

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 430 metri

http://www.shandonbells.ie/

St. Anne's Church-Cork

H: The Dominicans

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 450 metri

This church was dedicated in 1839 and had the portico added in 1861. The architect Kearn Deane, deliv...

The Dominicans

I: The Firken Crane Centre

de Krzysztof Jurczak, la distanta de 470 metri

Many a giggle has been had at its name, but the Firken Crane houses many plays and musical performanc...

The Firken Crane Centre

J: Firkrin crane cork 5m

de Mariusz Kalinowski, la distanta de 470 metri

Firkrin crane cork 5m

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Ireland, Europe

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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