Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Many Faces of Europa

The Tall Ship Europa, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Every few years, several tall ships from around the world sail into Charleston Harbor for the Maritime Festival. This beauty is the barque Europa, which hails from the Netherlands, and will be 100 years old this summer.

Europa is also the woman in Greek mythology after whom Europe was named.

Europa is the name of a princess from Tyre, who later became a girlfriend of Zeus.

Europa is one of the moons of Jupiter (aka Zeus).

Europa is a large asteroid in the asteroid belt.

Europa is the web portal for the EU.

And perhaps most importantly, Europa is a classic rock song by Santana, and one of the sweetest instrumentals ever!

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