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全景摄影师 Roland Raele EXPERT 日期和时间 12:46, 10/03/2010 - Views loading...


Luxembourg towards city center, Saint Esprit and corniche

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A: Luxembourg City Ground

摄影师Roland Raele, 距离此处210远

Luxembourg City Ground

B: Luxemburg bridge

摄影师njifoo, 距离此处240远

Luxemburg bridge

C: Luxembourg

摄影师Martin Gygax, 距离此处450远


D: Luxembourg city ground Saint Jean Baptiste church

摄影师Roland Raele, 距离此处490远

Luxembourg city ground Saint Jean Baptiste church

E: Wendeltreppe

摄影师Harry Becker, 距离此处530远


F: Bock Luxembourg City

摄影师Christof Martin -, 距离此处530远

Bock Luxembourg City

G: Luxemburg City Cathedral Notre-Dame inside

摄影师Roland Raele, 距离此处540远

Luxemburg City Cathedral Notre-Dame inside

H: Luxemburg

摄影师Harry Becker, 距离此处540远


I: Luxemburg, Weltkarte

摄影师Harry Becker, 距离此处540远

Luxemburg, Weltkarte

J: Memorial Bock Luxembourg

摄影师Christof Martin -, 距离此处550远

Memorial Bock Luxembourg



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.