The lights at Finn’s Corner A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars. No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!
How to buy jewellery gifts for Christmas When shopping for jewellery gifts it’s important to note the following steps to make your life easier. Make sure you start early. It’s already too late. Better luck next year. This lady started her shopping on November 10th! Examine the shop window in meticulous detail. Bring a magnifying [...]
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 [...]
Grand Parade in the shade The buildings of the Grand Parade in Cork face away from the setting sung on a cold February afternoon earlier this year. Cork bathes in the frosty sunlight. This image was of course made of two images, one for the sky and one for the city. It was handheld and [...]
Berwick Fountain The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet .. Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which [...]
Grand Parade mooring post Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street. It is reputed that this post was a cannon used [...]
Engarde! Construction continues in Cork Will the construction work in Cork ever end? They just finished digging up the end of Washington Street and Grande Parade when they dig up that busy corner again. Not quite as bad as the ESB or Bord Gais running a trench through brand new tarmac and leaving a broken [...]
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