Ireland

Shih Tzu and the Ball

Shih Tzu and the Ball Shih Tzu dogs love to play ball! We only found this out after a dog trainer came to the house and “ruffled his fur” a bit and in the process Oscar became a lot more relaxed. Now he adores playing ball and even one mention of, “where’s the ball?” and […]

The groomed Shih Tzu

The groomed Shih Tzu Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather. It’s actually quite warm, and his long coat is more useful for colder weather. So this morning we had him groomed and doesn’t he look cute?

Children on the merry-go-round

Children on the merry-go-round Children smile and laugh as the fairground ride goes around and around! Linda and myself spent a good few minutes shooting this ride. I combined a long exposure and flash to capture the action and hoped to get a glimpse of a child’s smile. I think I was lucky to get […]

BBQ at the Waterloo Inn

BBQ at the Waterloo Inn Jimmy and Paul served the bbq to hungry parents, kids and everyone else at the charity bbq in the Waterloo Inn today. They spent over an hour dealing with flames and hot food at the end of a blisteringly hot day and really deserved the round of applause afterwards. Well […]

Construction in the old warehouse

Construction in the old warehouse This is the ground floor of the old warehouse on Father Mathew Quay in Cork. For years it lay rotting away, an eyesore just behind the South Mall, but it’s being developed now. I guess there are apartments going in there, but I recall seeing only tiny windows on the […]

Santa & Cole in Cork

Santa & Cole in Cork Santa came to Cork early this year, sort of. This metal work is from somewhere on the Grand Parade in Cork. It’s designed by the firm of Santa & Cole, obviously, and seems to be a perfect place for people to throw their litter unfortunately.

Lysfoss heads into Cork

Lysfoss heads into Cork A large cargo ship of the Lys Line company called "Lysfoss" makes it’s way into Cork while a small fishing boat is tied to the pier in Cobh. In the distance the harbour pilot can be seen heading for the small harbour in Cobh. It’s fascinating what comes up on Google: […]

Contax G1

Contax G1 This camera belongs to Alkos, who I met on Monday night and it’s what he shoots everything on his photoblog with. He and his girlfriend had gone to the bar and I decided I liked the draughts board pattern on the table and composed this still life.

Alkos and Ewa

Alkos and Ewa I met Alkos and Ewa last night for a drink or two in the Old Oak. Alkos has his own photoblog, PAD where he posts some great street shots so I was looking forward to meeting him. We had a few drinks and chatted for a few hours before we had to […]

Clouds move at night

Clouds move at night Clouds fly across the sky in this nighttime shot of Cork City. A crane is in the middle distance, practically a symbol of the City at this stage. The building site in the foreground is on the old site of the Guy And Company building. There’s St. Anne’s Church or Shandon […]

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no! It’s the sky!

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no! It’s the sky! I have no idea what they were looking at because there wasn’t anything flying overhead. Better than waiting for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to start I suppose! Taken on Paddy’s Day this year on Patrick’s Street, or Panna as it’s locally known.

Fitzgerald’s Park Reflection

Fitgerald’s Park Reflection Clouds in the sky reflect off the water of the pond in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork.

The house in the bushes

The house in the bushes This is the side of the small gatehouse in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork.

Oscar! Come here!

Oscar! Come here! Imagine the scene. Out on a pier, I’m lying on the wooden beams over the low tide surf on the rocks below and I’m calling to my dog. Thankfully Oscar obliged and I made this photo as he walked towards me with his tongue half-hanging out of his mouth. There’s Jacinta in […]

Around this way, not that way

Around this way, not that way Drivers can be so confused by road signs. Drive this way, drive that way. Those roundy signs with the big numbers surrounded by a red border must be the worst offenders, I mean, hardly anyone obeys them. What were they thinking when they put them up can anyone tell […]