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Irish libraries: Notable statues/sculptures

pomodoroThe Pomodoro statue, “Sphere with Sphere”, is located outside the Berkeley Library at Trinity College Dublin. Every time this summer, when doing research as a “Visiting Reader” at the library, I see tourists photographing this famous and beautiful sculpture. Arnaldo Pomadoro is an Italian sculptor. Other of his “Sphere with Sphere” works can be seen at the Vatican, in Washington D.C., in New York, Indianapolis, and in Berkeley, California.

johnpaul2statue

This statue can be found outside the John Paul II Library at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. I was immediately struck by it on my arrival at the library recently to meet with the Librarian and Deputy Librarian there. This is a striking bronze statue by Imogen Stuart of Pope John Paul II with Irish youth. This is surrounded by the “heritage wall” listing the names of benefactors to the University.

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