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People gather here when it's warm and play chess or other social games. This panorama was taken in the public park of Galati.

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A: Public Park, Galati

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 20 метров отсюда

Walking in the public park on a fine winter morning

Public Park, Galati

B: The pavilion

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 40 метров отсюда

During the warm season, musicians sometimes gather here and sing for the enjoyment of the people walk...

The pavilion

C: Salon

Фотограф: Cristi Jora, На расстоянии 2.1 км отсюда

Salon

Salon

D: Navigation Palace

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 2.4 км отсюда

You can see in this panorama the Navigation palace and the steamship Tudor Vladimirescu, with a good ...

Navigation Palace

E: Tudor Vladimirescu

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 2.4 км отсюда

The steamship Tudor Vladimirescu, seen from the bow, resting after many years of service, at it's ber...

Tudor Vladimirescu

F: Perseus

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 2.5 км отсюда

The motor vessel "Perseus", resting at it's berth in Galati. This multi purpose tug can also be used ...

Perseus

G: „Precista” fortified church 1647, Galati, Romania

Фотограф: Marin Giurgiu, На расстоянии 2.5 км отсюда

„Precista” fortified church 1647, Galati, Romania

H: Frozen Danube

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 2.6 км отсюда

This panorama was taken in Galati, on the 22nd of February 2012. We are standing on the western bank ...

Frozen Danube

I: Neigbourhood in Galati

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 3.3 км отсюда

Neigbourhood in Galati

J: Near the Danube

Фотограф: Vieru Claudiu, На расстоянии 3.4 км отсюда

Walking on the shore of the Danube, winter of 2011

Near the Danube

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Описание для места - 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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