Ireland

Doorway into the gloom

Doorway into the gloom Taken almost a year ago, this doorway leads into an old building on the grounds of a hospital in Cork. A cherry blossom can be seen blooming outside contrasting with the gloom and ruin of the interior. While on the hospital theme, I wrote up our experiences at the new Cork […]

Father and son in the square

Father and son in the square A father and his offspring walk about after the parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork this year. Normally this is a busy junction but it was closed off for a few hours to make way for the festivities. Patrick’s Street can be seen in the background with the […]

Feline eyes stare at me

Feline eyes stare at me I love cats. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as rubbing a cat’s soft fur while he basks in the heat of the sun. Some people hate cats however and I’m non-plussed. Perhaps it’s a primal instinct in them? This is a friend’s cat as he was eating from a bowl. […]

Girls on the street

Girls on the street St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street. We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way […]

Animal Care Society Collection

Animal Care Society Collection Volunteers from the Animal Care Society were out in force on Saturday collecting to raise funds. We bumped into Beamish and his owner and I forgot to ask her name, but hopefully she’ll see this picture as I gave her one of my cards. Beamish was lovely and very placid, perfect […]

Silhouettes in the club

Silhouettes in the club Some of the audience who gathered to take part in the Stanley Super 800 video of Gatecrashing silhouetted against the bright lights around the band’s equipment. I underexposed on purpose so the silhouettes of the people in the image contrasted with the stage lighting. Shot during a break in performances when […]

Gatecrashing on Caroline Street

Gatecrashing on Caroline Street Another shot from Sunday at Stanley Super 800′s recording of the Gatecrashing video. The multi-shot posts are such a pain to do the rest of these will be single photo posts!

Three Gatecrashing Guys

Three Gatecrashing Guys Three members of the audience at Stanley Super 800′s recording of the music video, Gatecrashing at Caroline St. Cork on Sunday.

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing Again

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing Again Stanley Super 800 playing in the old Tramway power station in Caroline St. Cork on Sunday. More photos here!

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing

Where does the weekend go? Last weekend was "getting the baby stuff together" weekend, but it was also buy another UPS time too as Blarney was hit by another couple of power cuts. It was also Ken‘s stag and I was simply too tired to go out on Saturday night so I missed all the […]

City people in a b/w world

City people in a b/w world Shopping, talking, walking and rushing. People in the concrete jungle. Selective colourisation using a layer mask to hide a b/w layer above the original colour layer. Shot from the same place I took this photo in front of The Body Shop in Cork.

From the old hospital to the new

From the old hospital to the new In stark contrast to the newly built Cork University Maternity Hospital this was taken in one of the older ones. If you look carefully you can read the notice on the wall which starts, ‘Central Sterile Supply Department’. This building is in a state of disrepair you’d hardly […]

Drag the child shopping

Drag the child shopping A mother drags her reluctant offspring up the main street in Killarney in early February. She was in a hurry but he didn’t want to be rushed. Mom won the battle! PS. today is Daffodil Day, I’ve made a theme header you can use on your blog if you want to […]

A tour of Cork University Hospital

A tour of Cork University Hospital A few days ago my wife Jacinta and I were invited to tour the new maternity wing of Cork University Hospital. It’s due to open officially on March 24, only a few days away now! I asked the very pleasant security guard if I could take any photos but […]

The patient springer spaniels

The patient springer spaniels Pictured outside Tesco shopping center in Douglas, Cork last year. These springer spaniels waited patiently for their owner to come out of the shops.