Domplein, Utrecht
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Domplein, Utrecht

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A: Dom square snow covered

de Anton van Tetering, la distanta de 10 metri

Dom square snow covered

B: Summer Garden Utrecht

de Hans Zijlstra, la distanta de 20 metri

The garden of best friends at Utrecht (The Netherlands), early morning August

Summer Garden Utrecht

C: Dom Tower Utrecht the Netherlands

de Anton van Tetering, la distanta de 30 metri

View from the top of the 112 m high Dom tower in the centre of Utrecht. The Dom Tower was built betwe...

Dom Tower Utrecht the Netherlands

D: Dom square Utrecht

de Caspar Vedral, la distanta de 40 metri

Panorama op het Domplein in Utrecht. De Domtoren is met 112 meter de hoogste toren van Nederland. Van...

Dom square Utrecht

E: dom square snow covered

de Anton van Tetering, la distanta de 60 metri

dom square snow covered

F: Utrecht - Pandhof / Kloostertuin

de Marco den Herder, la distanta de 60 metri

Utrecht - Pandhof / Kloostertuin

G: Utrecht - Domtoren

de Marco den Herder, la distanta de 70 metri

Utrecht - Domtoren

H: Pandhof of the Dom church

de Anton van Tetering, la distanta de 70 metri

Pandhof of the Dom church

I: Utrecht Vismarkt

de Tom Baetsen, la distanta de 100 metri

The Vismarkt looks actually like a wide bridge over the Oudegracht where, as the name suggests, fish ...

Utrecht Vismarkt

J: Maartensbrug and Dom tower

de Anton van Tetering, la distanta de 100 metri

Maartensbrug and Dom tower

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Utrecht, 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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