Hvar - Franciscan Monastery
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Hvar - Franciscan Monastery

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The Franciscan monastery in Hvar was built in 15th century, as a sanctuary for sailors. Inside the convent there is a museum.

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A: Hvar - Križna luka (Cross-harbor)

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 280 metri

Hvar - Križna luka (Cross-harbor)

B: Hvar Riva in the evening

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 330 metri

Hvar Riva in the evening

C: Hvar Riva 2

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Hvar Riva 2

D: Narrow streets of Hvar old town

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Narrow streets of Hvar old town

E: Hvar Riva 1

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 390 metri

Hvar Riva 1

F: Just married

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Just married

G: Hvar - Cathedral

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 420 metri

View at Cathedral of St. Stephen (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Stjepana) in the town of Hvar, on island...

Hvar - Cathedral

H: View at Hvar city square

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 430 metri

View at Hvar city square

I: Sitting by a small port at dusk

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 440 metri

Sitting with my daughter, eating ice cream and watching people walking by...

Sitting by a small port at dusk

J: Hvar - old town

de Igor Adamec, la distanta de 450 metri

Hvar - old town

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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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