Black and White

Girls on the town

Girls on the town Pictured on Winthrop Street a few days ago.

Run around and around!

Run around and around! Children running around a labyrinth on The Grand Parade. Schools, churches, community groups and businesses around Cork were asked to design them as part of the closing ceremonies of Cork City of Culture 2005.

Audience

Audience Through a break in the crowd I spotted a little girl watching a band play on the street in front of Brown Thomas. Nollaig Shona daoibh! (translation)

Scapa Flo, Blackpool Shopping Center

Scapa Flo, Blackpool Shopping Center Scapa Flo played for free in aid of the Belarussian Orphanage Project. Pictured here are 3 of the band members.

Christmas Goods For Sale

Christmas Goods For Sale At Blackpool shopping center there was a charity event for the Belarussian Orphanage Project. A band played inside and just inside the main doors they were selling Christmas cards and small gifts. Not sure if I should have left this as a colour image but I think as a character study […]

A rose by any other colour

A rose by any other colour One of the Blarney Castle roses. The original was very saturated and detail was lost in the bright red of the petals. Making a monochrome image made the detail stand out and drops became visible again. A little dodge and burn to finish.

Wet Day Shopping

Wet Day Shopping Couple walking along Patricks Street Cork on Saturday.

Castle in Monochrome

Castle in Monochrome Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

The Claw

The Claw A tree in Blarney Castle Gardens

Blarney Castle Stairway

Blarney Castle Stairway Climbing to the top of Blarney Castle requires a climb up steep stairs that get narrower and smaller as you reach the top. It’s not for the faint hearted or claustrophobic!

Walking Patrick’s Bridge

Walking Patrick’s Bridge Pictured walking along Patrick’s Bridge, Cork on Saturday evening. What really attracts me to this image, despite it’s obvious flaws, is the figure in the dead-centre. There’s light all around yet here’s a walking shadow.

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar The current Blarney Castle was rebuilt after a major fire in 1446 and afterwards had an entrance gate different to that which is presently visible. I was out for a walk a few days ago taking photos when I met two men in high-visibility jackets. They saw me with the camera […]

Running around Eighteen Turns

Running around Eighteen Turns We went down to Fota House a few weeks ago to see Eighteen Turns created by Daniel Libeskind. We weren’t as lucky as Ryan as there were parents with kids running and screaming around the piece all afternoon. What better way to remember the day than the photo above eh?

Boole woz ‘ere

Boole woz ‘ere George Boole, the inventor of boolean algebra lived in the last house on the right of this photo from 1849 to 1855. I’m certain that most Cork people pass this house daily and haven’t a clue as to it’s previous occupant’s contribution to the world we live in today.

Capitol Cinema, gone

Capitol Cinema, gone The Capitol Cinema in Cork closed it’s door to audiences yesterday. Ryan has photos from last night too. According to what he read in the Examiner, the building will now be used for apartments and retail purposes. I can’t complain, this particular cinema has been in a bad state of repair for […]