Castle Street in Ruins

Castle Street in Ruins

A building on Castle Street in Cork City collapsed yesterday crushing a parked car but thankfully not hurting anyone. This is the scene earlier today where the building has been demolished and in the process of being cleared up. As I left, a truck reversed into the street, presumably to take rubble away.

The crushed car is in the foreground and according to a man I met at the scene belongs to a local business man (and still had a year on it’s NCT, don’t think it’ll pass the next one!)

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Relax in the Park

Relax in the Park

A man relaxes in Bishop Lucey Park while all around him people enjoy the festival that day. Taken during the photowalk last month.

Amazing what cropping does to an image. The original was so busy and I struggled to find the image I wanted out of it but I like this.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Glass Clouds

Glass Clouds

It’s odd sometimes when you’re traveling through the towns of Ireland and you come across the remnants of the Celtic Tiger, usually newly built and empty office buildings.

This is one such building, near the waterfront in the town of Kilrush in County Clare. It faces on to a broad street but all the other buildings are more traditional ones. This glass fronted edifice looked very empty on the day we walked past.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Laughter in the English Market

Laughter in the English Market

It’s not all doom and gloom for shopkeepers. These ladies were obviously having a great ol’ chat in this shop in the English Market last month.

Another shot from the WW photowalk on July 18th. I seem to be getting a couple of good ones out of that day after all!

The Lone Guitar

The Lone Guitar

A street entertainer plays his guitar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last month during the WW photowalk on the 18th.

I have the winners of the hotel rooms for next month’s photowalk. I picked them with the help of Alexa, Laughing Lion and Andrea who picked the first distinct numbers between 1 and 5. Thanks also to Laura, Elliot (might need rounding up?), Ron and Dena who also responded.

And, the winners are (cue drum roll, etc):
1. Pa Dineen
2. Kevin
3. Rudy

I better get on to Damien or Pat and tell them. They’ll probably have to get in touch with the winners next week!

Patterns in the Wall

Patterns in the Wall

Dotted patterns decorate some of the panels on the new building on Half Moon Street I blogged yesterday. This is on the Paul Street side.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Construction work on the new block on Half Moon Street, Cork nears completion and reflects the brightly lit houses on the far side of the River Lee and the looming grey storm clouds.

This shot’s for Richard who commented on a shot taken the other direction last week.

PS. entries are still being accepted for the free night in the hotel draw. Closes on Friday, so be sure to leave a comment if you’re interested in coming!

The Pillars of Justice

The Pillars of Justice

The limestone steps and pillars at the front of the Court House in Cork make for an imposing building. Never been in there though. Guess they wouldn’t be too happy with a photographer prowling around? I’ll have to bring a sketch pad.