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The sun sets on 2007

The Sun sets on 2007 The final day of the year 2007. It’s cloudy and misty and rain is in the air. Very mild for this time of year actually. 2007 was a mixed bag for many people. It was a year of extremes – joy and sadness in equal measures, but life changing for […]

Starlight headlights

Starlight headlights A long five second exposure at f/22 captured cars stuck on Patrick Street about a month ago. They’ve done some fabulous work on the pavements of Cork’s main thoroughfare but it hasn’t made a jot of difference to vehicular traffic, except to make it more dangerous to pedestrians as they saunter across junctions […]

So many light trails

So many light trails Light trails from passing cars fill the frame with a golden glow on the corner of The Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. Long exposure shot made possible by the traffic light switch on which I rested my camera!

Christmas Baubles

Christmas Baubles Christmas Baubles hang in Porter’s newsagent, Cork. Christmas decoration is everywhere but reflective surfaces present an opportunity to take a self portrait. Yes, that’s me reflected! Hope you had a great Christmas Day. We went travelling and I must say it was the best Christmas Day in a long time. I think I […]

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights Blue glowing and sparkling Christmas lights flow down from the roof of Benetton on Oliver Plunkett St. in Cork. I loved the reflection in the car and had to take this shot. It was hand held and I’m quite sure I pumped up the ISO quite a bit to get a […]

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 […]

Evening sky over Cork City

Evening sky over Cork City Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west. This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. […]

Cork Landmarks

Cork Landmarks In this one single image are pictured several landmark buildings in Cork City: The bell tower of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells as it’s commonly known as. The North Cathedral can be glimpsed in the background. Part of SS Peter & Paul’s Church off Patrick Street in the foreground, and the distinctive […]

Penneys from Drawbridge Street

Pennys from Drawbridge Street Look carefully. The grey building in the background is Pennys on Patrick Street. This was taken on Drawbridge Street near Aroma. Once construction work commences in this view will be obscured forever. This is the same site as yesterday’s shot of Dunnes Stores and the JCB, from a different angle.

A JCB in Dunnes Stores

A JCB in Dunnes Stores Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog. The whole block is now gone!

Special K Diet

Special K Diet “Shape up your day” with the Special K diet according to Kelloggs. Your shape. Your way. With Kelloggs Special K of course. That stuff is full of salt isn’t it? Having said that, I do love a bowl of Frosties. Never lasts long in the house. Good thing I haven’t bought a […]

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 […]