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全景摄影师 Dieter Hofer EXPERT 日期和时间 11:03, 17/01/2010 - Views loading...

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Market Square in Basel after a Winter Rain Shower

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The market square of Basel, Switzerland after a cold winter rain shower. Only a few people (tourists (?)) enjoy the very special light on the usually very busy square.

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A: Switzerland Basel Markplatz

摄影师Felix Hagemann, 距离此处10远

The market square of Basel, Switzerland third largest city, also features the red town hall that's de...

Switzerland Basel Markplatz

B: Basel City Hall Courtyard

摄影师Brian Opyd, 距离此处30远

Basel City Hall Courtyard

Basel City Hall Courtyard

C: Rathausplatz

摄影师Markus Lissner, 距离此处30远

Rathausplatz

D: Marktplatz - Basel

摄影师Luis Marques, 距离此处30远

The Marktplatz is a square located in the city center of Basel in Switzerland, where every day, excep...

Marktplatz - Basel

E: Courtyard of the Basel Townhall, Switzerland

摄影师Dieter Hofer, 距离此处40远

The Basel Townhall (Roothuus) is the seat of the legislative and the executive of the canton of Basel...

Courtyard of the Basel Townhall, Switzerland

F: Courtyard of the Basel Townhall

摄影师Dieter Hofer, 距离此处40远

The Basel Townhall (Roothuus) is the seat of the legislative and the executive of the canton of Basel...

Courtyard of the Basel Townhall

G: Carnival in Basel on Monday, also called Cortege

摄影师Werner Getzmann, 距离此处50远

The Carnival in Basel takes 3 days. They are in for the people in Basel, the three best days of the y...

Carnival in Basel on Monday, also called Cortege

H: "Gugge music"at the Carnival in Basel

摄影师Werner Getzmann, 距离此处110远

This "Gugge music" played on the Martin church square of Basel. The Basel carnival lasts 3 days. The ...

"Gugge music"at the Carnival in Basel

I: A Christmas Tree Decorations Outfitting Store

摄影师Dieter Hofer, 距离此处140远

A Store that sells only Christmas tree decoration all year round. It is located on 'Spalenberg' a nar...

A Christmas Tree Decorations Outfitting Store

J: Totengässlein

摄影师Markus Lissner, 距离此处160远

Totengässlein

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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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