Architecture

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle as seen from the garden in front of the building on one of the many benches lining the paths through the grounds. I don’t have enough photos of Kilkenny on my blog. Must some more of this beautiful city. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Marrakesh Rooftops

Marrakesh Rooftop City

A view of some nearby rooftops and a stunning sunset over Marrakesh, Morocco. In black and white I know, but I have a few more shots of the same sky coming! This was shot from Riad O2 in the city where Polldaddy recently stayed. In the Medina many (most?) of the houses are jam packed […]

London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye as seen from below with my wide angle lens. It’s quite a sight to see but there are always long lines to ride it. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Berber Village from the Air

A Berber Village in Morocco from the Air

A Berber village in a valley outside Marrakesh in Morocco. Another of the hot air balloon shots from Wednesday. It was so peaceful drifting overhead, we could hear animals calling and see people looking up. There were hardly any motorised vehicles at all. All those buildings, except for the mosque, were made of mud and […]

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

If you ever wondered where the Blarney Stone was just look up. This shot was taken from a balcony looking into the exposed interior of Blarney Castle. The people at the top of the building are standing around the Blarney Stone and it looks like there’s one brave soul yet to perform the deed. The […]

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 […]

No Hotel

No Hotel

Moore’s Hotel on Morrison’s Quay, a former hotel that is now up for rent. I’d never been in there when it was a hotel but did meet an interesting man who worked there. The woo was strong in that one! Edit: mouse over the image. Trying to do a before and after thing. Do you […]

Fort Camden Roof

Fort Camden Roof

Fort Camden, Crosshaven in Co Cork. August 2011 Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Part of one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, London. The Wikipedia page for the Square has an interesting note about the fountains. When the square was laid out in the 1840s, the fountains’ primary purpose was not aesthetic, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly. They were […]

Countdown to the Olympics

Countdown to the Olympics

The Olympic countdown in Trafalgar Square. Obviously from a few months ago unless the timer has stopped again! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 20mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Birds go in and out of their nest in a house in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Under the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk

Under the boardwalk? Well, not really but I couldn’t resist the title. This is under the quay in Monkstown, Co Cork a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Mother and child

Mother and Child

A statue of a mother and child stands near where we stayed in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 144mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament in London, UK dominate the skyline near the river. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1250s