Posts in Category: Black and White

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 a car is now in the possession of a taxi driver in Blarney so at least it’s still serving the public ..

Patrick Street from Mothercare

Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare..

Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!

Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards.

Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later! 🙂

Union Square from afar

Union Square in San Francisco as seen from my floor at the hotel we stayed in.

Marlboro

Clothes pegs in a textured cloth bag, Marlboro branded plastic bag, 1993 calendar. Shot at my parents-in-law house.

I love the texture of the clothes bag, but that wasn’t what attracted my attention at first. It was the calendar and the Marlboro bag. Since cigarette advertising is now banned it’s unusual to see any sign outside of shops.

Boy in his woolly hat

A small boy waits outside Brown Thomas with his dad while I presume his mother shops inside.

I had plenty of company while I waited!

The hand that holds the phone

Waiting outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street in Cork and texting. She’s waiting for someone.

Cassettes

I wonder if the teenager wearing this hoodie realised the irony of wearing a garment decorated with cassette images, a piece of technology he may not ever have used. The Wikipedia page has a lot more to say on the subject.

This was shot outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street, Cork while I wheeled Adam around in his buggy.

A girl’s bag

Two girls stop to talk on Patrick’s Street, Cork. That bag looks uncomfortable. What do women put in their bags?