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Hirtshals Fyr

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The lighthouse Hirtshals Fyr was built in 1860 and started operation in 1863. It has a hight of 35m and stands upon a hill of 27m. Since 1973 it operates fully automatized.

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A: Hirtshals Fyr

av Matthias Kunze, mindre än 10 meter bort

View from Hirtshals lighthouse.The foundation stone of Hirtshals Fyr was laid on June, 28th 1860. Ope...

Hirtshals Fyr

B: Hirtshals Fyr and Bunkermuseet

av Christian Obel, 80 meter bort

Hirtshals Fyr and Bunkermuseet

C: Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

av Christian Obel, 150 meter bort

Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

D: Hirtshals Harbour

av Christian Obel, 1.5 km bort

Hirtshals Harbour

E: Hirtshals Havn

av Matthias Kunze, 1.5 km bort

Hirtshals havn, the harbour of Hirtshals, is amongst the biggest fishing harbors of Denmark.The big s...

Hirtshals Havn

F: Waiting For The Ferry To Iceland

av David Rowley, 2.9 km bort

Photographer’s Note:Iceland, as I knew it at the time remains out there in the wild in comparison wit...

Waiting For The Ferry To Iceland

G: Skallerup Klit

av Christian Obel, 12.0 km bort

Skallerup Klit

H: Skallerup Kirke

av Christian Obel, 12.9 km bort

Skallerup Kirke

I: Demolition

av Christian Obel, 14.6 km bort

Demolition

J: Skiveren Solfald

av Matthias Kunze, 20.2 km bort

Sunset in the Skagerrak (North See) near Skiveren.

Skiveren Solfald

Det här panoramat togs i Denmark, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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