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North Cathedral, Cork

North Cathedral, Cork

The Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, or the North Cathedral as it’s known in Cork sits right in the middle of this photo. It’s the city’s Catholic cathedral. A large portion of the north side of Cork City surrounds it. Blackpool is immediately behind it, and you can see the Heineken Brewery on […]

bird's eye view

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s eye view from the top of Shandon Bells on the north side of Cork City. If you look carefully you’ll see a few photobloggers sitting on the steps of the church. Scary taking this photo. I held the camera over empty space while holding the strap! See you all later at the Irish Blog […]

Piper's Funfair Crosshaven

Piper’s Funfair Crosshaven

A bright and colourful poster advertises Piper’s Funfair in Crosshaven! In other news, this blog is a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday next in the Cork International Airport Hotel. Here are all the finalists. I’m honoured to make it this far as some amazing photoblogs were nominated. Best Photo Blog – Sponsored […]

Signs 343918

Signs 343918

A sign in Blackpool is signed by the author. Must be ancient as Cork phone numbers now have 7 digits! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

193 steps to covent garden

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side […]

opel

Opel

The badge of the rented car we had while the wipers of our car were being repaired a few weeks back. It snowed too Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

the bicycle butterfly

The bicycle butterfly

A bicycle tied to a post on Patrick’s Street, Cork late last November. I’m heading to London later today for my brother Donal‘s stag. Yes yes, wild weekend, etc etc. I’ll have my camera too of course and I’m staying next to King’s Cross Railway Station so I thought it would be great to go […]

Build 'em up and knock 'em down

Build ‘em up and knock ‘em down

We build them up and then knock them down. It’s expected that demolition of empty houses and residential housing estates will be a boon for the construction industry before too long. This is the junction in front of Emmett Place in Cork. Visible are the Cork Opera House and the cranes in the distance. WordPress […]

Innards of the Building

Innards of the Building

The old Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street in Cork is keeping it’s old style and attractive front facade. Phew. I still think it’s odd how a building site juts out behind it though. PS. The nominations form for the Irish Blog Awards is now open. If you feel it deserves it, I’d be very […]

smiles-all-around

Smiles all around

The smiling attractive face of a model appeared on the hoarding surrounding the building site that is Dunnes Stores in Cork several months ago. It hasn’t had much of an effect on all however. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Gavin

Gavin

Dunnes Stores in the centre of Cork City is being rebuilt as part of a major development. This is the first in a series of photos I’ll publish over the next few days. This was taken very close to this photo shot about 10 months before! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm […]

singing

Singing

One of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

always asking

Always Asking

Castle Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

best-business-premises

Best Business Premises

A few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business Premises” award in 1997. Unfortunately it appears they’ve run out of business judging by the state of the exterior. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]