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Pollok House , Glasgow (4)

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Pollok House is located within the Pollok Estate which is found in the south side of Glasgow . Pollok Estate has been the family home of the Maxwell's since the middle of the 13th century . The house itself is from the 18th century and is full of collections of Spanish art , antique furniture , silverware & ceramics which was collected by Sir William Stirling Maxwell . It is also home to an impressive library . The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens containing over 1,000 species of rhododendrons . The White Cart river runs through the estate which is spanned by a bridge built in 1757 .

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A: Pollok House & Gardens, Glasgow

Af Scott Anderson, 20 meter væk

Pollok House & Gardens, Glasgow

B: Pollok House , Glasgow

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 30 meter væk

Pollok House is located within the Pollok Estate which is found in the south side of Glasgow . Pollok...

Pollok House , Glasgow

C: Pollock Country House

Af Peter Stark, 40 meter væk

Pollok Estate has been the home of the Maxwell family since the mid-13th century. The current house i...

Pollock Country House

D: Pollok House Garden Maze, Glasgow, Scotland

Af Scott Anderson, 60 meter væk

Pollok House Garden Maze, Glasgow, Scotland

E: Pollok House , Glasgow (2)

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 70 meter væk

Pollok House is located within the Pollok Estate which is found in the south side of Glasgow . Pollok...

Pollok House , Glasgow (2)

F: Pollok House , Glasgow (3)

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 70 meter væk

Pollok House is located within the Pollok Estate which is found in the south side of Glasgow . This p...

Pollok House , Glasgow (3)

G: Pollok House , Walled Garden , Glasgow

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 120 meter væk

This is the walled garden found near the front of Pollok House , which is part of the Pollok Estate ....

Pollok House , Walled Garden , Glasgow

H: Pollok Park Glasgow

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 650 meter væk

This is the White Cart river which is found running though Pollok Park which is part of the Pollok Es...

Pollok Park Glasgow

I: Silverburn Shopping Centre , Glasgow

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 1.7 km væk

Silverburn Shopping Centre can be found in the South of Glasgow . It replaced the 75 acre Pollok Cent...

Silverburn Shopping Centre , Glasgow

J: House For An Art Lover , Bellahouston Park , Glasgow

Af Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 2.2 km væk

The "House For An Art Lover" was designed by the world renowned Charles Rennie MacKintosh .The house ...

House For An Art Lover , Bellahouston Park , Glasgow

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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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