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Powerscourt Gardens Triton Lake - Ireland

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The Triton Lake is situated in the Italian Gardens at Powerscourt Estate, in County Wicklow in Ireland. The fountain in the middle of the lake is based on the fountain of Piazza Barberini in Rome.

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A: Powerscourt Gardens - BoatHouse - Ireland

by Rubens Cardia, 30 meters away

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Powerscourt Gardens - BoatHouse - Ireland

B: Powerscourt Garden

by Volker Uhl, 50 meters away

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C: Powerscourt Gardens - Japanese Gardem's Trail - Ireland

by Rubens Cardia, 80 meters away

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D: Powerscourt Estate Japanese Garden

by Volker Uhl, 100 meters away

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E: Powerscourt Gardens - Japanese Gardem - Ireland

by Rubens Cardia, 120 meters away

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F: Powerscourt Estate Japanese Garden

by Volker Uhl, 130 meters away

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G: Powerscourt Estate

by Volker Uhl, 130 meters away

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H: Powerscourt Gardens - Veranda Statue

by Eric Walker, 140 meters away

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I: Powerscourt House

by Volker Uhl, 150 meters away

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J: Powerscourt Estate Tower

by Volker Uhl, 150 meters away

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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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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