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Homely House: Brian and EagleSpirit

EagleSpirit and Brian EagleSpirit and Brian pose for a photo on their last day of business running Homely House, a small cafe in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Brian ran it for eight years, while his partner EagleSpirit has been an integral part of the charm of the little establishment for the past four. It closed on […]

The Sexy New County Hall

The Sexy New County Hall Grabs your attention doesn’t it? Exciting design isn’t it? Wonderful work of engineering eh? Well, ok, it’s only the Cork County Hall but it is the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland at 67m so that must count for something? No? The County Hall has been renovated over […]

Keep a lookout

Keep a lookout A father and two sons on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. I presume they’re waiting for someone from what I heard of the dad talking on his phone as I passed. Blown out details are on purpose to give it a slightly edgier effect. Hope you like it!

Press the button and walk

Press the button and walk A pedestrian traffic light on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. The green man is strutting his stuff and people are walking across. Does anyone else have a dislike for the design of this button? Sure, there’s a big arrow pointing to a large white dot, but it took several years for […]

Different lights

Different lights Traffic lights and street lighting vie for attention. This is across the road from where Bord Gais used to have their showroom. Bet you never realised the titanic struggle for recognition that was going on?

No climbing the poles

No climbing the poles A sign that points upwards? It either forbids drivers from driving down a road, discourages people from climbing up a light pole or local government don’t want people to look up. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m stumped!

Cappuccino Morning

Cappuccino Morning A beautiful misty morning greeted us a few days ago. The mist rolled down the valley outside and when the sun rose it produced these amazing shades of brown through the fog. Thanks Jacinta for the name, it fits! I added a tag cloud to the site this morning. It’s quite obvious from […]

The Ryder Cup – Eye on the prize

The Ryder Cup – Eye on the prize Golf’s “biggest competition”, The 2006 Ryder Cup will begin this weekend with an influx of thousands of people to the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Games between Team Europe and Team USA begin on September 22 and continue until the 24th. I have to admit […]

The road to Ceili

The road to Ceili People stroll along the closed off St. Patrick’s Street to the Ceili Mor. Technique: I had to rotate the photo and crop it a small bit to get a straighter horizon, then some dodge/burn to bring out the contrast, and fired off the GIMP lomo plugin that creates two layers – […]

Bay Bridge San Francisco

Bay Bridge San Francisco This is the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. It’s the view from Matt’s apartment building. He brought Andy and myself up there to enjoy the view, and probably in my case to keep me awake after the long flight!

Waiting for Passengers

Waiting for Passengers People wait expectantly in San Francisco International Airport for the first sight of someone they know to appear in the crowd off a plane. Toni, Andy and I were there to meet Podz off his plane. I had flown in earlier in the day and was almost asleep on my feet but […]

O’Connell and Quane

O’Connell and Quane Daniel O’Connell and Michael Quane on the beach at Fountainstown. They’d been out on the kayaks for several hours but were kind enough to chat to us and allow me to take their photo. Michael Quane is a celebrated artist who has exhibited internationally and has many public works to his name […]

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes were a big hit with everyone who sampled their bread, including Jacinta. She bought a packet of the stuff and I’m going to sample the finished product this morning! This is their stall at the Midleton Food & Drink Festival. Their website is sowanorganic.ie and I discovered […]

The Apple Store

The Apple Store An apple stall at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last weekend. It was a wet morning and when I saw the water glistening on the apples I just had to make this photo. Technique: Photo was levels adjusted manually because the GIMP thought there was too much green in the image, […]

Tourquoise Doors

Tourquoise Doors Turquoise doors in Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, Ireland. The owners made some effort to grow plants in their front yard and I really love the doors! Later .. Jacinta and I went to see the Midleton Food and Drink Festival and besides buying a few cakes and lovely hotdogs I went to see the […]