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Beautiful place in Vecumnieki

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A: Snow machine at work, Riekstukalns skiing resort, Latvia

de Vil Muhametshin, la 19.7 km distanta

Immersive tour with sound - http://ocean.lv/Visit/RiekstuKalns/Tour.html

Snow machine at work, Riekstukalns skiing resort, Latvia

B: Skiing at Riekstukalns, Latvia

de Vil Muhametshin, la 19.9 km distanta

Immersive tour with sound - http://ocean.lv/Visit/RiekstuKalns/Tour.html

Skiing at Riekstukalns, Latvia

C: St. Meinhard's Church Ruins, Ikskile

de Uldis Bardins, la 22.9 km distanta

St. Meinhard's Church Ruins, Ikskile

D: St. Meinard's Island

de Uldis Bardins, la 23.0 km distanta

St. Meinard's Island

E: Ikskile, St. Meinard's Island

de Juris G, la 23.0 km distanta

Ikskile St.Meinard's island, ruins of stone church build in 1186th. The Segeberg monastery (Bad Segeb...

Ikskile, St. Meinard's Island

F: Ice fishing on the River Daugava

de Juris G, la 23.0 km distanta

Ice fishing on the River Daugava, near to St. Meinard's island. First, an ice saw or auger or chisel ...

Ice fishing on the River Daugava

G: Ikskile city New Year's tree

de Juris G, la 25.2 km distanta

Ikskile city 2010 New Year's tree

Ikskile city New Year's tree

H: Ikšķiles Sv.Meinarda the Evangelical Lutheran Church

de Juris G, la 25.2 km distanta

Ikskiles the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Ikšķiles Sv.Meinarda the Evangelical Lutheran Church

I: Ikskiles St.Meinarda Evangelical Lutheran Church

de Juris G, la 25.2 km distanta

Ikšķiles Evangeliski Luteriskā Sv.Meinarda baznīca, 2010.gada 3.decembris. Church stay on center of c...

Ikskiles St.Meinarda Evangelical Lutheran Church

J: Inside of Ikskiles St.Meinarda Evangelical Lutheran Church

de Juris G, la 25.2 km distanta

Inside of Ikskiles St.Meinarda Evangelical Lutheran Church

Inside of Ikskiles St.Meinarda Evangelical Lutheran Church

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Latvia, 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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