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El Puerto de Santa Maria: 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 […]

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

We visited the Mother Jones Flea Market a few weeks ago and it was a treasure trove of old and sort of old stuff. Pictured here are some action figures, a book on the Beatles and a poster of John Lennon hiding away in a corner of one display. Appropriate as we’re going to see […]

Barren and Snow

Barren and Snow

This private road up to Blarney Castle was covered in snow, the trees were bare and every inch of grass wore the familiar white coat of a recent snow fall. Taken yesterday morning while the snow fell. It’s -3C here in Blarney this morning and feels even colder! Brrrrr Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Blarney in the Snow

Blarney in the Snow

It started to snow this morning in Blarney shortly after 6:30am and it has snowed continually for the last few hours. There’s a nice white coat on the grass and trees but the roads have turned to slush making them somewhat treacherous. They’ll be a lot worse if the snow freezes so I hope it […]

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter on The Grand Parade, Cork during the month of December, 2012. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Telecom Club

Telecom Club

The Telecom Club on McCurtain Street, Cork. Telecom Éireann was the state telecoms monopoly until other companies came into the country some years ago but in it’s current state, Éircom, they still own most (all?) the copper phone lines that go into homes here. I’m not sure of the history of the Telecom Club in […]

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Part of the Christmas display in Bishop Lucey Park, Cork. The covered over the decorated the fountain in the park. Beautiful. Huge crowds going there every night from what I saw. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 500 Shutter speed 1/25s

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 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

Foggy Sunlight

Foggy Sunlight

Fog covers the village of Blarney at the merest hint of a calm chilly morning and today was no exception. These are the trees across the road from my son’s school. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Coliseum Bowling

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 […]

Vic

Vic

The London Underground, March 2012. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/20s

Everyman Theatre Seating

Everyman Palace Seating

Some of the seats in the Everyman Palace, Cork. It’s been ages since I saw anything there but it’s a great venue. PS. I hardly had to process this photo, not worth putting a before pic this time! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/8s

roadster wheel-original

Roadster Wheel

Detail from the wheel of a VW Beetle parked in an iron smith’s yard in Oracle, Arizona. This was taken in 2008 when Automattic visited there and I have quite a few other photos from that visit to show you, if I ever get around to working on them that is! This was taken with […]

The Old Green Car

The Old Green Car

Not an old car but ye olde styled as was the fashion a couple of years ago. Stands out against more modern vehicles of course. Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s