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Morning River

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The Lee is the major river on which Cork sits; the Liffey is the river on which Dublin sits. 

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A: U96

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 30 meter bort

U96

B: Father Mathew Cork

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 50 meter bort

Father Mathew Cork

C: Bus Stop at Saint Patrick's Street in Cork - Ireland

av Rubens Cardia, 140 meter bort

Saint Patrick's street is the most important shopping street in Cork, Ireland. After his redevelopmen...

Bus Stop at Saint Patrick's Street in Cork - Ireland

D: Bridge Opera House in Cork

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 180 meter bort

Bridge Opera House in Cork

E: Cork st Patrick street

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 190 meter bort

Cork st Patrick street

F: Cow Up A Tree

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 200 meter bort

Autorem rzeźby jest John Kelly. Krowa była pokazywana w Paryżu,Hadze i ostatnio w Melbourn. W Cork bę...

Cow Up A Tree

G: Tattoo Magic's cork

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 270 meter bort

Tattoo Magic's cork

H: ice cream in cork

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 320 meter bort

Welcome to the 2010 Cork Midsummer Festival. This year sees an action-packed festival with 16 days an...

ice cream in cork

I: Trinity Presbyterian Church

av Krzysztof Jurczak, 360 meter bort

Gothic-revival Presbyterian Church, built 1861, on a cruciform plan with shallow transepts, broach sp...

Trinity Presbyterian Church

J: The Dominicans

av Mariusz Kalinowski, 370 meter bort

This church was dedicated in 1839 and had the portico added in 1861. The architect Kearn Deane, deliv...

The Dominicans

Det här panoramat togs i Ireland, 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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