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Nordiska Museet, Stockholm

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'Nordiska museet' or the Nordic Museum on the island Djurgarden, was founded 1872 at Djurgarden (Djurgården) and is currently Sweden's largest cultrual history museum.

You can see Swedish trends and traditions in exhibitions on home, clothing, and vogue plus manners and customs.

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A: The Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

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The Nordic Museum is located on Djurgarden, an island in central Stockholm, Sweden, dedicated to the ...

The Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

B: Nordic Museum

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Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum in English) is located close to the Wasa Museum on the island of Djurg...

Nordic Museum

C: Djurgardsbron 1

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The bridge Djurg?rdsbron, built 1895 replaced and older wooden bridge and connects Stockholm mainland...

Djurgardsbron 1

D: Djurgårdsbron 2

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Djurg?rdsbron (Djurgard's bridge) is a bridge i Stockholm downtown that connects ?stermalm to the isl...

Djurgårdsbron 2

E: Djurgårdsbron

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This beautiful cast iron bridge was designed by Carl Fraenell for the Stockholm Wold's Fair of 1897. ...

Djurgårdsbron

F: The Biological Museum

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The Biological Museum is situated at Djurg?rden. It was built in 1893 to a design by architect Agi Li...

The Biological Museum

G: Sweden Stockholm Wasamuseet Wasa

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The Wasa (the ship, not the crispbread) and its history are well known. Find out more information at ...

Sweden Stockholm Wasamuseet Wasa

H: The Vasa Museum

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The Vasa museum (Vasamuseet) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Stockholm. It houses t...

The Vasa Museum

I: The Vasa Museum

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The Vasa museum (Vasamuseet) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Stockholm. It houses t...

The Vasa Museum

J: Vasa Maritime Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

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Vasa is a 17th century Swedish warship that sank on her very first outing. The vessel is on display c...

Vasa Maritime Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Sweden, 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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