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List/Grid Tag Archives: Europe

Reddit’s Poll to Europeans Reveal the Most Loved, Hated and Serious Countries

To celebrate the 30,000th subscriber, Europe section of Reddit made a poll questioning Europeans about other Europeans. Respondents were not allowed to vote for their own country. Silly questions along with intriguing answers end up into maps compiled by the user IchBinSisyphos.   The most loved country appeared to be Germany   Vatican was chosen as the least-favorite, followed by Russia and France   I guess this article won’t be accepted the most by Germans   Swedes came out the cutest   Russians led this voting   Most participants consider French accent funny SEE ALSO: Mapping The World’s Stereotypes in 31 Humorous… Read more »

The View from ‘The Shard’ – London & Europe’s Highest Building

Renzo Piano‘s glass structure, The Shard -London and Europe’s highest tower- opens to the public on 1 February. The public viewing deck is accessible by high speed elevators and costs £24.95 per person to get some stunning views of the British capital, stretching to 40 miles-radius on a clear day. Reporter’s have already beat us to location and snapped some preview images of the 40-mile view, here’s a peek:   London’s Shard – video review (courtesy of The Guardian UK): [Photography: David Levene/the Guardian, Stefan Wermuth/Reuters, Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images]

7 Most Valuable Monuments in Europe

A new study was set to evaluate the value of the most popular monuments around Europe. Conducted by Italy’s Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce, it outlined the monetary value of monuments according to their image, branding and aesthetic qualities. Parameters included a “tourist index” which highlighted “the economic value of the location, the fame of the monument, the flux of visitors to the territory and monument.” Also included was an “economic attractiveness index,” which comprised factors like the number of jobs a monument creates and its export value. The material and property value of any structure was not included. Here’s… Read more »

Stadiums of Euro 2012 [photo gallery]

Today is the kick-off of the European Cup of Football (EURO 2012) which is jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine. We’ve compiled a picture gallery of the venues where the games are played. 8 cities and 8 stadiums, some new, some renovated, but for sure stunning.

Russia [PHOTO PEEK]

RUSSIA is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuaniaand Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the ninth most populous nation with 143 million people. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning nine time zones and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms…. Read more »

Sweden [PHOTO PEEK]

Sweden is situated in the Northern part of Europe, to the west of Baltic sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. The country shares maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Russia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Swedish land is also home to a large number of World Heritage Sites and almost 65% of the country is still covered by forests. Sweden was one of the most powerful military nations of the 17th century, but the country has not participated in any war since 200 years. At 450,295 square kilometers, Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union. Over 85% of… Read more »

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