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Fun on a unicycle

Unicycle fun A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. Late posting today, so much to do..

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927 This foundation stone is set into a building at one end of Princes Street, Cork. I never noticed it until the day I took this photo and a quick search for Barbara Jessie Burton returns information and pictures of foundation stones laid by her in the years following 1927: Nottingham, UK […]

JCB on the street

JCB on the street A JCB helps to dig up the Grand Parade in Cork. This was shot last September and like the previous couple of shots, this street is completely different now. It’s looking well, although the fancy stonework is begining to lose it’s shine. The chewing gum is sticking, and the fumes of […]

Strolling on the Grand Parade

Strolling on the Grand Parade If that couple were to walk along the Grand Parade now they’d be in the middle of a busy street but back in August last year it was still a building site. Wondering what Cork looked like over 20 years ago? Take a look at these photos!

Running along Grand Parade

Running along Grand Parade Just outside the Peace Park on Grand Parade in Cork an exuberant teenager went running towards me and I was lucky enough to grab this shot before they ran past!

Street photography large format style

Choosing the right equipment for the job is half the battle. If you don’t choose carefully you could be making a lot of extra work for yourself as you battle with your tools. Actually, I don’t think this is one of those situations because he handled that camera rather well and didn’t try to use […]

Hula hoop dancer

Hula hoop dancer A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine! Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

Walk this way

Walk this way Pedestrians in Cork walk up and down Prince’s Street. One person has to be different, the odd one out eh? Grrr. Flickr’s Post by email function is broken.

Ban Embryo Research

Ban Embryo Research At the end of August last year these signs popped up around Cork City urging people to attend meetings against embryo research. In one fell swoop they reduced a very complex issue to the simple image of a smiling baby. The poster itself does have impact however. They needn’t worry too much […]

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers A shark’s deadly grin greeted customers to the fishmongers in the English Market on the day this photo was taken. Don’t you just love the expression on the fishmonger’s face? PS. Claire took some great portraits on Saturday!

Cork City Tour Bus

Cork City Tour Bus The Tour Bus just left without me! An open top bus brings tourists around the city, where to? I’m not sure, I’ve never taken it! This was on Grand Parade about 9 months ago. The plastic dividers in the middle of the street are now gone and where that bus is […]

EI-128 on Inch Strand

EI-128 on Inch Strand Last September a large group of glider enthusiasts spent a weekend at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry. They were from two clubs, one in Dublin and one from further north I think. I took down their details but that scrap of paper is long lost at this stage. Conditions weren’t the […]

Cornmarket Street commerce

Cornmarket Street commerce Fruit and other produce are still sold on Cornmarket Street although it’s more commonly known as the Coal Quay.

Antennas in the sky like sentinels

Antennas in the sky like sentinels Antennas reach to the sky above San Francisco. I’m not sure of the name of this hill, or how to get there again! Niall showed myself and Mark around up there before heading down by the Bay Bridge, grabbing a bite to eat in a local restaurant and finally […]

The Collins Bookshop

The Collins Bookshop If you walk past this area now, the Amacas Restaurant is in this building on Paul Street, Cork. At the time the building was empty, having been vacated by the Gingerbread House a few weeks previously. This sign is now gone too, but Collins Bookshop on Carey’s Lane is still there, I […]