Black and White

Christmas decorations on high

Christmas decorations on high Christmas decorations on Paul Street, Cork a few days before Christmas Day last year. Hand held, and I hoped to get a “normal” straight shot but it’s hard to crouch down while wearing a jacket and pushing a buggy so it’s lopsided. I prefer it that way! Conversion to b/w I […]

Susan’s Fine Silver

Susan’s Fine Silver During the Christmas rush I went searching for gifts for my wife and the first place I went was Susan’s Fine Silver on Marlboro Street in Cork. This is Susan’s husband Barry, and that’s Michael replacing merchandise in the window. Both were very helpful and I got two lovely gifts for Jacinta. […]

Holiday Caravan

Holiday Caravan A holiday caravan near a beach on the Dingle Peninsula. This caravan has been in the same spot for at least the last 2 years, and probably longer. I wanted to shoot it for quite a while but it wasn’t until I converted this shot to b/w that I was happy with it.

I want real spam!

I want real spam! Oh, delicious spam! How I love you so! I want to spread you on sandwiches and lick the knife clean! Oh Yum! Or not. I’ve never tasted the edible variety of spam, but like everyone else online I’ve had my fair share of spam emails, comments and blogs. This is the […]

Firemen in action

Firemen in action Cork City Fire Brigade were called out this evening to a shop on Patrick Street. I’m not sure what the emergency was but two fire engines were called to the scene and had a Garda escort on the way there. Maybe a gas leak? A huge crowd gathered around and when some […]

January Sales

January Sales The Christmas rush is over. Sales have been bad for retailers as people suddenly realised, “Oh! The mortgage has to be paid!” Anyway, I’m half-hoping I’ll be able to pick up a Nintendo Wii somewhere. I don’t suppose they’ll be on sale will they? I celebrate 10 years online this year! Go me! […]

A busy moment

A busy moment Freeze what you’re doing. Right now. The world has stopped. A busy moment on Patrick’s Street, Cork captured forever. I liked this image because of the solitary motorcycle rider, but then I noticed all the activity: the people walking, cars *all over* the frame, the parked security truck with the driver leaning […]

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”. This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!

School girls sing the carols

School girls sing the carols A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today. They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience. Unfortunately we […]

Gorbys Nightclub

Gorbys Nightclub This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there. Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!

Lost in thought

Lost in thought Two teenage girls on Patrick’s Street, Cork. One is lost in thought, while the other chats away. Do you recognise the Special K poster in the background?

The girl in Abrakebabra

The girl in Abrakebabra A young girl waits for her food in Abrakebabra, Patrick St. in Cork. Her hard expression is softened by the little hearts on her jumper, but somehow I think she can stand up for herself .. Good news! My car passed the NCT this morning!

The boys are asleep

The boys are asleep Oh the relief when the baby falls asleep. Twice the fun when you have two, eh Ryan? A mother pushes a buggy with her two sons across Patrick Street in Cork while the two lads sleep serenely. The car in the background is what caught my attention in the first place. […]

Caught by surprise

Caught by surprise An old man stops at the end of Paul Street, Cork. I think he spotted me taking his photo.

The Lord Mayor’s car

The Lord Mayor’s car Each year the Lord Mayor of Cork is given a top of the range Ford car to drive. It’s always the first car registered in the new year, hence the XX-C-1 number plate. Unfortunately for the Lord Mayor, they have to give it back when their annual term is over. Such […]