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New Johnny T

New Johnny T The boat New Johnny T passed by a pier in San Francisco on the same afternoon this shot was taken. I wonder what happened to Old Johnny T? Welcome Darragh White to the world and congrats to your parents!

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien The Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien lies anchored at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. It’s visible to all the tourists boarding the ferry to Alcatraz and is open to the public. I didn’t get a chance to look inside, but ssjeremiahobrien.org makes me wish I did. She was one of the […]

Watching from Alcatraz

Watching from Alcatraz A small hut on the island of Alcatraz looks out on San Francisco. It looks well preserved and anyone in the hut would have a god view of the city and probably the surrounding coastline up to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Dog on the beach

Dog on the beach Oscar ambling along on the beach at Garretstown in Co. Cork. He never liked the beach, there’s just too much dirt and gravel and sand and just plain yuck, but he had a great time that evening. I don’t think Shih-Tzus are the most adventurous of dogs! Compare this picture with […]

Playing with the sea lions on Pier 39

Playing with the sea lions on Pier 39 A girl clambers over the statue of two sea lions on Pier 39, San Francisco. This pier is where people embark on the journey to Alcatraz Island and it was packed with tourists. Luckily Toni booked our tickets a few days previously and we were able to […]

Gone fishing

Gone fishing Two fishermen enjoy the sun while a huge container ship, the Maersk Derince, passes by in the background. You can see they’re very busy. Even the gull that has landed close by is watching intently. It’s another hectic day in San Francisco. Technique: I wasn’t sure what to make of this photo. I […]

Naturafit at the Cork Modern Homes Exhibition

Naturafit at the Cork Modern Homes Exhibition A young visitor to the Modern Homes Exhibition in City Hall Cork flings himself enthusiastically on the very comfortable Naturafit bed covers while Naturafit representative Kurt Gamper looks on in amusement. We bought one of those bed covers a few months back and it’s great. It helps keep […]

Shel Israel and Rick Segal in Cork

Shel Israel in the People’s Republic of Cork Rick Segal Shel Israel and Rick Segal joined members of the Cork blogging and business communities for dinner in Taste of Thailand last night. They spent the day talking to business people so I’m sure the dinner was a welcome end to the day. Pat ordered one […]

Have you mooed today?

Have you mooed today? I wondered earlier when my moo mini-cards would come but I needn’t have worried. The postman delivered them today! Very cute they look too, I’ll have to order more! If you’re wondering, there’s an easter egg in the Debian apt-get tool. Just try “apt-get moo”! 2006-10-08 – Since I first heard […]

Girls Talking

Girls Talking Girls seated on the side of the pavement and on the road deep in conversation at the Ceili Mor in Cork a few weeks ago. Despite the noise of people dancing, an announcer and music playing I think a meaningful discussion was had! Looks like I’ve made it. One of my photos was […]

Happy child in the water

Happy child in the water A very happy boy runs through the incoming tide at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. The tide came in suddenly forcing all the adults back but it brought a big smile to this youngster’s face! Originally shot in colour with the sun behind the boy, I had to brighten the image […]

A pint of beer and a newspaper

A pint of beer and a newspaper Sometimes it’s good to chill out, relax and step out of the rat-race, even for a few moments. This scene was made on St. Patrick’s Street outside Le Chateau, a bar with seating in front of the building as most places do these days because of the smoking […]

Pleased to meet you!

Pleased to meet you! A child greets one of the onlookers at the Cork Folk Festival after the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir” have sung and danced. There were lots of kids about and they were all having a great time! I love this photo because the parents look so happy, kids are drinking their […]

Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very […]

ESB – Broadband – Eircom

ESB – Broadband – Eircom Power, Internet, Telephone. The combination of critical services that keeps my job going. When they work we don’t care but failure in even one is disastrous. Pictured on St. Patrick’s Street while I was kneeling down and preparing to change lens. Anyone know which shop this was taken in front […]