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John Paul Ii Memorial

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A view of the Pope John Paul II Memorial and the (soon to be old) facade of the NUIM Library.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Nui Maynooth

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A: Library Extension Construction Site

door Florian Knorn, 10 hier vandaan

Bird's eye view of the construction site for the new library extension on the NUI Maynooth south campus.

Library Extension Construction Site

B: NUIM South Campus - near Columba Centre

door Florian Knorn, 60 hier vandaan

The view as you cross over the footbridge from the North Campus onto the South Campus, having just pa...

NUIM South Campus - near Columba Centre

C: The Footbridge connecting the NUI North & South Campus

door Florian Knorn, 80 hier vandaan

Many students cross this foot bridge every day. It is the best connection between the old South Campu...

The Footbridge connecting the NUI North & South Campus

D: Chapel, St. Patrick's College Maynooth

door Florian Knorn, 180 hier vandaan

One of Maynooth's almost hidden gems is the College Chapel. Everytime I bring people here, they are a...

Chapel, St. Patrick's College Maynooth

E: St. Mary's Statue

door Florian Knorn, 190 hier vandaan

The statue on the NUIM South Campus, as well as the back of the College Chapel, on a beautiful spring...

St. Mary's Statue

F: Corridor to the College Chapel

door Florian Knorn, 200 hier vandaan

This is the corridor inside St. Patrick's College leading to the beautiful College Chapel.

Corridor to the College Chapel

G: Twilight in Maynooth

door Florian Knorn, 220 hier vandaan

The pedestrian crossing outside NUI Maynooth Campus at twilight.

Twilight in Maynooth

H: Kilcock Road from Above

door Florian Knorn, 230 hier vandaan

My first pole panorama. It shows the western end of Maynooth and the Kilcock road.

Kilcock Road from Above

I: Entrance to St. Patrick's House

door Florian Knorn, 230 hier vandaan

Here's a panorama from the entrance to St. Patrick's House of St. Patrick's College

Entrance to St. Patrick's House

J: Payload

door Florian Knorn, 230 hier vandaan

Here's a somewhat more artistic panorama, illustrating the concept of "Payload". That is, my (6 month...

Payload

Dit panorama is genomen in Nui Maynooth, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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