Santa came to Cork early this year, sort of. This metal work is from somewhere on the Grand Parade in Cork. It’s designed by the firm of Santa & Cole, obviously, and seems to be a perfect place for people to throw their litter unfortunately.
A large cargo ship of the Lys Line company called "Lysfoss" makes it’s way into Cork while a small fishing boat is tied to the pier in Cobh.
In the distance the harbour pilot can be seen heading for the small harbour in Cobh.
It’s fascinating what comes up on Google:
The Lysfoss went aground (pdf) in 2001. This page says a vessel of the same name was in dry dock and had repairs made on 2 separate occasions.
The Lysfoss sailing schedule.
I met Alkos and Ewa last night for a drink or two in the Old Oak. Alkos has his own photoblog, PAD where he posts some great street shots so I was looking forward to meeting him.
We had a few drinks and chatted for a few hours before we had to go our separate ways. He’s a dedicated film photographer but he has tried digital but it wasn’t to his liking. I’m amazed he finds time to post something new every day. It’s tough enough when you only have to copy images from a Flash card, but when you add development and scanning.. Phew. There’s his camera on the table. It’s a Contax G1, loaded with a b/w film. Picture of that coming tomorrow!
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Clouds fly across the sky in this nighttime shot of Cork City. A crane is in the middle distance, practically a symbol of the City at this stage.
The building site in the foreground is on the old site of the Guy And Company building. There’s St. Anne’s Church or Shandon Bells in the distance.
I have no idea what they were looking at because there wasn’t anything flying overhead. Better than waiting for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to start I suppose!
Taken on Paddy’s Day this year on Patrick’s Street, or Panna as it’s locally known.
Clouds in the sky reflect off the water of the pond in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork.
This is the side of the small gatehouse in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork.
Imagine the scene. Out on a pier, I’m lying on the wooden beams over the low tide surf on the rocks below and I’m calling to my dog. Thankfully Oscar obliged and I made this photo as he walked towards me with his tongue half-hanging out of his mouth. There’s Jacinta in the background, she’s almost 9 months pregnant in this photo, but you probably can’t see the bump in this small image!