Cork

Patrick Street from Mothercare

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’ 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!

Carrots!

Carrots! All sorts of produce is for sale in the organic shop in the English Market, Cork. Including these carrots.

Irish Post Office

Irish Post Office The post box outside a post office in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Walking on air

Walking on air My brother Cathal leapt into the air to head the ball when Kilkully Decking played Mulligans played at Turners Cross a few weeks ago. Unfortunately they lost, but it was a great game of football. Cathal played a blinder!

Whirling around and around

Whirling around and around A merry-go-round or whatever you call it kept the kids entertained in the Peace Park last night as Santa visited courtesy of 96FM. Even the Lord Mayor of Cork turned up. He had no problems finding parking. I saw his car parked up on the broad new pavement outside the park. […]

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald These are the swanky new offices of estate agent Sherry FitzGerald in Cork. I find it intriguing that the owners decided to bring in other agents to sell the other floor space in the building. There are signs for Savills/Hamilton Osborn King and Lisney on the top floor directly above […]

Marlboro

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 […]

Housing market slow?

Housing market slow? The Irish housing market is slowing down but sales are still being made. A tiny house down the road from this one in Blarney sold a few weeks ago even though I’m sure you could hardly swing a cat in it …

Towering over the Elysian building site

Towering over the Elysian building site It’s amazing how much this building site has changed in the last few years. This was taken last May. Now if you took this picture much of the sky would be blocked out by the 3 or 4 storey building work on this side of the site.

O’Learys Camera World make me angry

Hmm. I’m seething! I’m angry! I’m pissed off! Yesterday I explained why I “reserve all rights” on my photographs. I want control over how and where they are used. I don’t want a photo of my 7 month old son to appear in an inappropriate context. There are other restrictions on usage. When I photograph […]

The Stanley Super 800 crowd

The Stanley Super 800 crowd The crowd went mad cheering and shouting when filming of Stanley Super 800′s Gatecrashing video finally stopped. You wouldn’t believe how many takes a music video takes but they were as vibrant and cheerful at the end as at the start! Amazing! Image processed through the “Urban Acid” plugin that […]

Think Superwoman!

Think Superwoman! Chalk graffiti on the temporary hoarding in front of the old Dunnes Stores store on Patrick Street, Cork. THINK!

Winter Leaves

Winter Leaves It’s cold out there and the trees are almost bare. Some leaves still hang on however!

Boy in his woolly hat

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!