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The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (20100504v1a)

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The Gefion Fountain is one of the popular tourist attractions of Copenhagen, perhaps because it is close the Langelinie with it's status of H.C. Andersens Mermaid and the visiting cruise ships.

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A: The Gefion Fountain

de Flemming V. Larsen, la mai putin de 10 metri

The Gefion Fountain is made by the sculptor Anders Bundgaard in 1897-1908. The fountain illustrate th...

The Gefion Fountain

B: Gefion fountain, Copenhagen

de MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, la distanta de 20 metri

Gefion fountain has been launched in 1908, 14 July in Copenhagen.  Made by Danish sculptor-Anders Bun...

Gefion fountain, Copenhagen

C: Gefion fountain, view from bridge

de MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, la distanta de 40 metri

Gefion fountain, view from bridge

D: The English Church from the Liberty Museum

de Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, la distanta de 110 metri

The English Church photographed from the World War II Liberty Museum, close to the Gefion Fountain an...

The English Church from the Liberty Museum

E: Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

de Bjarke Andersen, la distanta de 140 metri

Mærsk head office at Esplanaden

F: Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V3b

de Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, la distanta de 150 metri

Part of a series of panoramas from the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Citadel is par...

Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V3b

G: Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

de Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, la distanta de 190 metri

Part of a series of panoramas taken in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The...

Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

H: The English Church 2009 09 24 V1

de Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, la distanta de 210 metri

Part of a series of panoramas taken in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The...

The English Church 2009 09 24 V1

I: South Magazine 2009 09 24 V3

de Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, la distanta de 270 metri

The South Magazine is located in the Citadel of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Citadel is part of the forti...

South Magazine 2009 09 24 V3

J: The Valkyrie, Sculptures In Copenhagen

de Flemming V. Larsen, la distanta de 270 metri

Near the fortress "Kastellet" and Langelinie you find the sculpture "The Valkyrie" made by Stepham Si...

The Valkyrie, Sculptures In Copenhagen

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Copenhagen, Europe

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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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