The White tower, Greece
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The White tower, Greece

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The White tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. Originally constructed by the Ottomans to fortify the city's harbour, it became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule. It was substantially remodeled and its exterior was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city in 1912, turning the former "Tower of Blood" into the present-day White Tower. It has been adopted as the symbol of the city, and also as a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia.

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在附近的图片Greece

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A: White Tower

摄影师Marek Koszorek, 距离此地不超过10 米

White Tower

B: Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side

摄影师Vasilis Triantafyllou, 距离此处40远

Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side

C: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

摄影师Vasilis Triantafyllou, 距离此处50远

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

D: The White Tower of Thessaloniki

摄影师Dimitar Torbov, 距离此处50远

The White Tower of Thessaloniki

E: White Tower of Thessaloniki

摄影师Alexander Hadji, 距离此处70远

The White Tower of Thessaloniki (Greek: Λευκός Πύργος Lefkos Pyrgos), is a monument and museum on the...

White Tower of Thessaloniki

F: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

摄影师Vasilis Triantafyllou, 距离此处110远

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

G: Thesaloniki Promedade

摄影师Valentin Matache, 距离此处130远

Thesaloniki  Promedade

H: Small Square near Virgin Mary Church

摄影师Branimir Minkov, 距离此处240远

The image is shot in the early afternoon of the New Year's eve. This is a small square near the board...

Small Square near Virgin Mary Church

I: Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

摄影师Vasilis Triantafyllou, 距离此处350远

Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

J: Thessaloniki By Night Other SIde Walking 01

摄影师Vasilis Triantafyllou, 距离此处390远

Thessaloniki By Night Other SIde Walking 01

此全景拍摄于Greece, Europe

这是一个概述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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