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Manor Mills (back)

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The somewhat picturesque backside of the Manor Mills shopping centre. The mill wheel is a bit of an icon of Maynooth and shown on many photographs...

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A: Maynooth Castle (inside)

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The inside of the historic Maynooth Castle. Again, it's free to visit and I recommand everyone to hav...

Maynooth Castle (inside)

B: Maynooth Castle Cellar 1

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One of the two restored cellars of the old Maynooth Castle.

Maynooth Castle Cellar 1

C: Maynooth Castle (Outside)

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The outside of the old Maynooth Castle. It's not open all the time, but it's definitely worth a look ...

Maynooth Castle (Outside)

D: Maynooth Castle Cellar 2

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One of the two restored cellars of the old Maynooth Castle.

Maynooth Castle Cellar 2

E: St. Patrick's Day @ Manor Mills

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And here's another photo from St. Patrick's Day in Maynooth --- some funny face painting for the kids...

St. Patrick's Day @ Manor Mills

F: Lyreen Manor Apartments

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A small world of its own — the Lyreen  Manor apartments above the Manor Mills ("Dunnes") complex. Ver...

Lyreen Manor Apartments

G: Payload

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

Payload

H: Boring Staircase in Lyreen Manor

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Just a test for a new camera / lens combination (A55 + Zeiss 24-70 @ 24mm ƒ/11; 41 images required; 3...

Boring Staircase in Lyreen Manor

I: Manor Mills (front)

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This is the main entrance to the Manor Mills shopping centre, an important place for many students (t...

Manor Mills (front)

J: Kilcock Road from Above

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

Kilcock Road from Above

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Ireland, Europe

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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