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celebrate with drink

Let’s celebrate with a few drinks! Hic!

Both Phil and Geraldine listed this blog in their “Arte y Pico” award list which gave me a warm glow because (other than the River Lee photos earlier in the week) comments have been far and few between here for quite a while. Unfortunately I’m going to break the chain and not link to the […]

What do scientologists know about mental health?

A few weeks ago Saor Patrol played in Cork on Patrick’s Street, in front of an appreciative audience who clapped and cheered to the drums and beat of this lively Scottish band. Unfortunately they were there to publicize an event, “Mental Health Awareness Event” organised by the Church of Scientology, or at least a front […]

a-touch-of-colour

A touch of colour

A slightly different version of yesteryday’s black and white shot of the River Lee. Which one do you prefer? Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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The river in black and white

The River Lee in Cork shot from the Nano Nagle Bridge (erected in 1985 to commemorate Cork’s 800th birthday). Far off in the distance is Holy Trinity Church as well as Parliament Bridge. That ugly building on the right is where the IDA have their offices. What an eye sore. Another version of this shot […]

guysal ltd

Guysal Ltd

Guysal Ltd must had an office on Cornmarket Street some time ago as the phone numbers above aren’t valid Cork numbers any more. Both should have a “4″ prefix now. This wall was exposed during the extensive construction work on the old Guy and Company building on that street. Guysal Ltd are now in Ovens, […]

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Top up your phone here

Top up your phone by throwing it in the air and seeing where it lands. Or something. An opportunistic shot I took in Blackpool Shopping Center of a van passing by. I think it’s an An Post van. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/200s

castletownbere harbour

Castletownbere Harbour

This is the harbour at Castletownbere with an impressive cloud hanging over the water. It may possibly be the same cloud over Allihies Beach but that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. Both photos were taken close in time to each other so maybe .. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm […]

the olive stall

The English Market Olive Stall

The olive stall in the English Market, Cork is a well known part of this indoor market. There is always a queue of people waiting to bu some of their delicious produce. If you like the olives you get in jars, try some fresh ones. You’ll be blown away by the flavour! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera […]

trolleys

Trolleys

Trolleys outside Quinnsworth Tesco in Douglas last weekend. There’s such manic building going on in Douglas right now it’s a nightmare for any driver trying to get around the place. Hopefully it won’t last too much longer but they seemed to be digging up the carpark there for ages. Now it’s on to the road […]

Airm poblachta na hEireann

Airm poblachta na hEireann

This memorial hangs on an outside wall of University College Cork (UCC) but I’m fairly sure not many people have read it as it’s in an obscure corner of the college on Gaol Walk. The memorial commemorates members of the rebel forces who died during the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War in […]

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Boys in the park

Boys in Fitzgerald’s Park sort of enjoying the Lord Mayor’s Picnic a few weeks ago. I saw “sort of” because of their tense expressions. Must have been the crowds! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/320s

pretty-yellow-flowers

Pretty Yellow Flowers

Pretty yellow flowers bloom in late April in the grounds of the Westlodge Hotel we stayed in while on holiday in Bantry. Spring was late coming to these gardens so it was nice to see a splash of colour! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 13mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

railway-tunnel

Railway Tunnel

A tunnel under the railway line between Cork and Mallow that eventually ends up in “the big smoke”, Dublin (Only ever heard Dublin people refer to Dublin by that name..) I believe the road heads to Whitechurch where we’re heading tomorrow for a meal with some Polish friends. There are great winding roads off the […]

set-me-free

Set me free

A car leaving the Paul St. car park last Saturday while Phil, Chris and myself took photos from the top floor. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

biosphere-2-lung

Biosphere 2 Lung

As Biosphere 2 is a self contained and airtight structure the air inside would expand and contract on warm and cold days which could cause the building to explode or implode! Two lungs were built to cope with this effect. One of them is pictured above. As the air in the building warmed up the […]