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Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams’ confused identity Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards. Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later!

Cu Na Mara

Cu Na Mara A bright red trawler pictured in Dingle Harbour last September. The name of the vessel, “Cu Na Mara”, literally means "Hound of the Seas"! Bigeoino says I made it to the front of “Cork Places”. Does anyone know what that is? Is it a magazine? I’m going to ask in Easons later […]

Union Square from afar

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

Housing market slow?

Housing market slow? The Irish housing market is slowing down but sales are still being made. A tiny house down the road from this one in Blarney sold a few weeks ago even though I’m sure you could hardly swing a cat in it …

Parked Motorbikes

Parked Motorbikes Two motorbikes parked on the South Mall attracted my attention especially as a strong sun reflected off the clean chrome. Yes, I know there’s a weird diagonal, yes it is distracting. Yes, it is intentional. Enjoy!

St. Anne’s Church Tower

St. Anne’s Church The Shandon bell tower of St. Anne’s Church is one of the most recognisable sights around Cork. Here it is viewed from the end of Academy Street by Patrick’s Street.

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.

SF AWS 1909

SF AWS 1909 A fire hydrant in San Francisco. Given the history of the city, there are hydrants everywhere ..

SF Baseball cap

SF Baseball cap A baseball cap on the sidewalk in San Francisco attracted my attention while out walking. I wonder who lost it?

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.

Light reflects on the Lough

Light reflects on the Lough Light trails from passing cars and street lights reflect on the calm surface of the Lough in Cork in this long exposure shot.

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 […]

Around this way, not that way

Around this way, not that way Drivers can be so confused by road signs. Drive this way, drive that way. Those roundy signs with the big numbers surrounded by a red border must be the worst offenders, I mean, hardly anyone obeys them. What were they thinking when they put them up can anyone tell […]

YIELD! Right of way

YIELD! Right of way A slightly damaged sign that should read, "Yield Right of Way" in Wilton in front of the CUMH. Looks like someone took a bite out of it. Are there large animals in Wilton?

Bus stop on Mardyke Parade

Bus stop on Mardyke Parade The bus stop on the Mardyke Parade outside the old Erinville Hospital is on a bus lane, just outside a school. Every single school morning the bus lane is jammed with cars dropping children off.