Signs

Irish Post Office

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

Union Square from afar

Union Square from afar Union Square in San Francisco as seen from my floor at the hotel we stayed in.

School children

School children While walking back to the car after the Cobh Rambler’s game a few weeks ago I made this picture of a sign on the road. I find it strange that out of the 600-odd images I took that day, this is the first image I’ve uploaded..

Internet Cafe

Internet Cafe The Internet Cafe is that way. Sign is on The South Mall in Cork. PS. GIMP 2.4.1 was released yesterday. It’s a bugfix release!

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste Like the stone laid by Barbara Jessie Burton in 1927, this doorway probably goes unnoticed by most people on Prince’s Street. It’s right next to the stone linked above, but the door is usually closed. I spotted this colourful mosaic out of the corner of my eye and recognised […]

Dunnes Stores for Better Value

Dunnes Stores for Better Value The old Dunnes Stores on Patrick’s Street is now only a shadow of it’s former self. All that remains of the building is the front facade and a small portion of the side walls. Construction work on the Paul Street development has levelled most of the back buildings in a […]

The crow stops here

The crow stops here A crow atop a STOP sign on The Grand Parade, Cork. Shot using a fairly high ISO but bicubic resizing smudges the noise away!

Are you off to Dingle then?

Are you off to Dingle then? One of the more hair-brained ideas of Eamon O Cuiv, the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs was to proclaim that the official names of all towns in Gaeltacht areas would be the Irish names. I’m all for efforts to make Irish more appealing and stronger but what […]

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival Cork Film Festival starts on the 14th of October this year and will run until the 21st. They’ve obviously spent quite a bit on advertising as these banners are visible all the way up Patrick Street. Still, I’ve never been to a film during the festival. Others take time off work and […]

Ramones Fan

Ramones Fan A Ramones fan walks down Patrick’s Street. I love the eyes of the poster looking out ..

Energy is trouble and useful

Energy is trouble and useful An ESB van passes a pole with a Rossport Shell-to-sea campaign flyer on it. Shell want to bring oil to land at Rossport in Co. Mayo, and the ESB are massive consumers of oil, gas and coal in their electricity generation business.

San Francisco Streets

San Francisco Streets A cyclist races across across an almost empty junction in San Francisco. I just love the sign on top of the building. Totally out of place amid the beautiful architecture and detail of it’s resting place.

Passenger Zone

Passenger Zone No parking between signs .. hotel guests with big bags approaching. Handle with care! Shot outside the hotel the out-of-towners in Automattic stayed in while in San Francisco! Don’t forget the exhibit in Mallow I mentioned in my gallery update starts tonight. I gave it a plug on ocaoimh.ie too so hopefully we’ll […]

Bull’s Tavern

Bull’s Tavern The logo on his shirt, "Bull’s Tavern" caught my eye as we waited on the sidewalk for the lights to change. This is near Union Square in San Francisco. Check out the Macy’s sign! Shopping heaven for those so addicted.

Expired Meter

Expired Meter An expired meter I spotted while we waited for a table to become free in a restaurant in San Francisco a few blocks from Union Square. Photo has been "cross processed" using the Curves tool. I created an S curve on the red and green channels, and then applied a lomo plugin for […]