Saturday, 24 November 2012


And the second snowy view for today! This time it comes from Dublin, Ireland, showing Trinity College. 
Trinity College is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university.
Trinity College is now surrounded by Dublin and is located on College Green, opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament. The college proper occupies 190,000 m2, with many of its buildings ranged around large quadrangles (known as 'squares') and two playing fields. Academically, it is divided into three faculties comprising 24 schools. In 2011, it was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the 110th best university in the world and by the QS World University Rankings as the 65th best.
The Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million printed volumes and significant quantities of manuscripts, maps and music. Amongst the graduates are included notable people in the fields of arts and sciences like Jonathan SwiftBram StokerOscar Wilde...

Thanks to Christen for the postcard and nice stamp. It represents Raft Spider. 

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