Photography

Early morning Santa Cruz Wharf

Early morning Santa Cruz Wharf

This was the view from my hotel room at The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz last week. Seems like a million miles away now, but in fact it’s only about, oh, maybe six thousand miles. Anyway, I was there with the almost all of Automattic for our annual meetup. It’s a fabulous location, the early morning […]

The Grand Parade Cannon

The Grand Parade Cannon

This unusual lump of metal sticking out of the pavement on the Grand Parade could be the oldest street furniture in the city. I had forgotten I had posted this photo way back in 2007 but I prefer this version of the photo as it has more detail. What do you think? Which photo is […]

The Armoury

The Armoury

This underground passage is the armoury at Camden Fort Meagher. The first time I visited the fort a few years ago this passage wasn’t open but Rescue Camden have done a great job restoring and cleaning out 21 years of overgrowth. Next weekend there’s a reenactment and other festivities to mark the last weekend open […]

Roche's Point Lighthouse

Roche’s Point Lighthouse

Roche’s Point Lighthouse, at the mouth of Cork Harbour. I shot this from Camden Fort Meagher last weekend. It was a glorious day and as you can see the fort has a commanding view of the harbour! More about the lighthouse can of course be read on Wikipedia.

Mission 400

Mission 400

A street in San Francisco, 2006.

This will change everything

This will change everything

“This will change everything he thought”. Err, no. It won’t. Billboards like this sprang up near the Elysian in Cork in 2007 and later as construction of that building continued. Well. It didn’t change anything except that the country went into recession and the building is mostly empty even now. Some nice photos here from […]

Shandon Bells from Afar

Shandon Bells from Afar

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church towers over the surrounding streets as seen from Coburg Street, Cork last night. I laboured over this photo. I could not get the shade and colour of the houses in the middle-background right for quite a while. Sometimes it was too bright, or too blue, or too dark, or […]

The Bishopstown Roundabout

The Bandon Road Roundabout, pre-flyover

The flyover over the Bandon Road Roundabout in Bishopstown is completed (or so I’ve read, I haven’t driven over it yet) but here’s what it looked like 2006, well before any work was done. The pedestrian walkway I took this from is long gone and the area itself looks a lot different now! Now, all […]

St Patrick's Bridge

St Patrick’s Bridge

St Patrick’s Bridge in Cork spans the River Lee at the top of St Patrick’s Street and leads on to Bridge Street on the northern bank of the river. Here it is on a particularly cloudy day a few days ago! More information on the bridge can be found here.

Sailing past the Baltimore Beacon

Sailing past the Baltimore Beacon

On our way back to Baltimore after a nice visit to Cape Clear Island the ferry passed by the Baltimnore Beacon. I heard that the Beacon had been built by the father of a man who perished on the cliffs where it’s built but it’s origin is rather more mundane. The British Government ordered it […]

World War 1 Lee Enfield

World War One Lee Enfield Rifle

The remains of a World War One Lee Enfield rifle found somewhere in France or Belgium. It’s heavily corroded and the wood used in it’s construction is almost completely gone. I dread to think what action it saw or what happened to it’s owner. This was on display at the military show in Cork City […]

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Early Morning in Blarney

Early morning in Blarney, Co Cork. Including a tent erected in the green area in the middle of the village. Nobody tell Charles!

Alex, Cork Tugboat

Alex, Cork Tugboat

ALEX is the name of a tugboat that operates in Cork Harbour. This photo was actually taken back in 2006 but I found a more recent shot of it as well as a mention on the Port of Cork website. ALEX On charter to Whitegate Refinery Bollard pull: 49 ton Azimuth stern drive Fi-Fi Notice: […]

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office through the windscreen of my car. More rain.

Raindrops keep falling

Raindrops keep falling

Rain falls on one of the tables in the grounds of The Anglers Rest, Co Cork. After the roasting sun of a week or so ago the country has been deluged with sudden and heavy showers, thunder and lightning and in some areas flooding. A few weeks ago we couldn’t go out because it was […]