Architecture

A JCB in Dunnes Stores

A JCB in Dunnes Stores Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog. The whole block is now gone!

Irish Adult Store

Irish Adult Store There are I think 3 adult stores in Cork. Two are down by Parnell Place, or at least they were, and the other is pictured above! One of the adult stores in Cork is down a small, narrow little road called Grafton Street. The alley is so small that it doesn’t even […]

Patrick Street from Mothercare

Patrick Street from Mothercare Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare.. Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!

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!

Irish Post Office

Irish Post Office The post box outside a post office in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald These are the swanky new offices of estate agent Sherry FitzGerald in Cork. I find it intriguing that the owners decided to bring in other agents to sell the other floor space in the building. There are signs for Savills/Hamilton Osborn King and Lisney on the top floor directly above […]

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 …

Towering over the Elysian building site

Towering over the Elysian building site It’s amazing how much this building site has changed in the last few years. This was taken last May. Now if you took this picture much of the sky would be blocked out by the 3 or 4 storey building work on this side of the site.

Think Superwoman!

Think Superwoman! Chalk graffiti on the temporary hoarding in front of the old Dunnes Stores store on Patrick Street, Cork. THINK!

The green chair

The green chair Are you comfortable sir? Please sit down and the lift will descend in a moment. A chair sits in a service lift on the sidewalk outside my hotel in San Francisco. The chair looked so out of place in the urban environment I had to shoot it!

Inside Sullivan’s Quay

Inside Sullivan’s Quay A look inside the old Christian Brother school on Sullivan’s Quay in Cork. The place is a mess. Desks and tables thrown about. Computer monitors sit staring into space and a basketball ring attached to the far wall unused for who knows how long.

Sullivan’s Quay sold!

Sullivan’s Quay sold! The old Christian Brother’s school on Sullivan’s Quay was put up for auction and sold recently. It’s in a prime city centre location but is also a very old building. My brother attended there briefly when the Model School transferred from Anglesea St near the end of it’s life. Interesting bits: School […]

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste Like the stone laid by Barbara Jessie Burton in 1927, this doorway probably goes unnoticed by most people on Prince’s Street. It’s right next to the stone linked above, but the door is usually closed. I spotted this colourful mosaic out of the corner of my eye and recognised […]

Dunnes Stores for Better Value

Dunnes Stores for Better Value The old Dunnes Stores on Patrick’s Street is now only a shadow of it’s former self. All that remains of the building is the front facade and a small portion of the side walls. Construction work on the Paul Street development has levelled most of the back buildings in a […]