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The St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Blarney

St Patrick

Just a few photos from the short but colourful and noisy St Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney this year. This parade proved more popular than other years as cars parked as far away as the park I live in. I don’t remember that ever happening before!

Well done to everyone who took part!

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Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 179mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

A woman and her phone

A woman and her phone

A young woman concentrates on her phone in a London Tube station while our train was momentarily stopped.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

To home on the bike

To home on the bike

To say there are many motorbikes in Marrakesh is an understatement. We arrived at dusk and watched shell shocked as small motorbikes wove back and forth between traffic and around corners with little evident care for safety. As a pedestrian here you must have eyes in the back of your head!

With that sorted out and explained the picture above might not be too surprising and it’s a not an uncommon sight to see 3 people on a motorbike. It looks like three generations here: son leaning forward on the handlebars, mother driving and grandmother sitting on the passenger seat.

We haven’t seen any accidents yet but this old post from 2009 says accident rates are rising.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Four legged Traffic in Marrakesh

Traffic in Marrakesh

I’m here in Marrakesh, Morocco with the rest of Polldaddy for a week. This photo of a man on a donkey and cart was taken on the streets of the medina during a lull in traffic. After driving here I’m quite certain you could handle driving anywhere as buses, cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles jostle for the same space in often narrow streets!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

El Puerto de Santa Maria: The snail seller

the snail seller

Anyone for snails or should I say escargot? A man selling snails wasn’t doing much business when we walked by in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain last March. I wasn’t going to sample any of his produce, have you tried snails? What do they taste of?

There’s a really interesting page on escargot on Wikipedia. Still won’t get me to eat them..

Snail shells have been found in archaeological excavations, indicating snails have been eaten since prehistoric times.[3][4] A number of archaeological sites around the Mediterranean have been excavated yielding physical evidence of culinary use of several species of snails used as escargot.[5] The Romans, in particular, are known to have considered escargot an elite food, as noted in the writings of Pliny. The edible species Otala lactea has been recovered from Volubilis in present-day Morocco.[6] This archaeological recovery is from an era of Roman Empire occupation of this provincial capital, which site was known to embody a very highly developed ancient civilization since its days as a Phoenician and Carthaginian colony.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s

I enjoy reading

I enjoy reading

A man reading in the first floor window of a building on MacCurtain Street, Cork. May 13th, 2012.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/80s

Christmas on Panna

Christmas is upon us again and the lights and decorations are going up around the city. This is on Patrick’s Street, Cork a few days ago when we wandered around.

Aperture ƒ/20
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 4s

Coliseum Bowling

I haven’t bowled in the Coliseum, Cork in a long long time. I’m pretty sure the last time I bowled was in Wii bowling, perhaps at an Automattic meetup even! Nice way to spend an hour though.

What’s your highest score? I think mine’s somewhere around 240.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/25s


The London Underground, March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s