Ireland

Carroll’s Quay Apartments

Carroll’s Quay Apartments This is the apartment block that sprang up opposite the car park, from which I took this photo. The building itself is a dull grey monstrosity. Large windows look out on the street, hardly offering any privacy for residents. Tiny balconies sit outside some of the windows.

Shih Tzu on a sunset beach

Shih Tzu on a sunset beach Our Shih Tzu Oscar on Garrettstown Beach again. We forgot to bring a ball with us but Oscar went running after anything I threw. He never did catch the object. I guess there’s nothing quite like a tennis ball eh? I love the evening sun on him in this […]

Chains of property

Chains of property Chains line the road outside the entrance to the private manor next to Blarney Castle.

Emerald House B&B

Emerald House B&B At the corner of the main green in Blarney sits Emerald House B&B. I’ve never stayed there but they have a great location, right next to Blarney Castle.

Mr Whirly the ice cream man

Mr Whirly the ice cream man An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

Towering over Cork City

Towering over Cork City This tower is visible from a few places in Cork. I remember seeing it from near The South Infirmary and this is it seen from the multi storey carpark on the Grand Parade. Is it up by Barracks Street? I’m in Arizona for the week. Postings may be late in the […]

Big brother is watching you

Big brother is watching you Big brother is watching you, wherever you go! CC TV cameras are sprouting up everywhere. This one is just outside the AIB in Blarney. I happened to go to the AIB in Blackpool and counted at least 3 cameras near the entrance. If you happen to use WordPress to power […]

BMW in the evening

BMW in the evening A BMW parked in Blarney. I like the colour, I think it’s the urban acid thing all over again!

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells” as viewed from near the Opera House in Cork. Traffic is as usual stuck at the lights close by ..

Smiling pretty girls

Smiling pretty girls On the night when firemen closed off Dorothy Perkins in Cork, a few people saw my camera and presumed I was a photojournalist. Some even asked what was happening but I didn’t know! Anyway, these two girls wanted their photo taken. They presumed I was with the Evening Echo but I told […]

Blarney on a sunny winter day

Blarney on a sunny winter day This is the centre of Blarney village. It’s a lovely large green, enclosed on all sides by walls and with gates on the north and south sides. Just goes to show, it’s not always raining in Ireland!

Girl on dad’s shoulders

Girl on dad’s shoulders A small girl sits on (I presume) her dad’s shoulders on Patrick’s Street. In the background is the Savoy Shopping Center, and of course the building side behind Dunnes is clearly visible in the scaffolding supports to the far left.

Rooftop Surveillance

Rooftop Surveillance The houses and roofs of the North Side, Cork City. This was taken from Carroll’s Quay carpark almost a month ago. I love the old-style quality of the image, even if the shadow of the dish at the bottom detracts from that a bit. Check out Stabarinde’s Christmas in Cork shots. I’m glad […]

The Blarney Cat

The Blarney Cat Next time you’re in Blarney sit down on the benches next to Super Valu. Wait a few minutes and this cat will probably appear, especially in warm weather!

Cables to the Heavens

Cables to the Heavens Cables from a crane on the construction site at the old Guy & Company building in Cork.