Architecture

The Penguin and the Man

The Penguin and the Man

Graffiti on the Crawford Art Gallery about a year ago. There’s something weird going on with my feed here. I messed up the Feedburner redirect for a few days but fixed it and now posts from Holy Shmoly are appearing here too! I’ve disabled the redirect entirely now. Maybe that’ll fix it and my next […]

Sunset Chimneys

Sunset Chimneys

Chimney stacks loom over the town of Clonakilty in County Cork in November last year. PS. happy new year! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1000s

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge in Cork is a bridge across the River Lee, opened in 1912 and still very much in use. Originally built to link two railways it’s now used for road traffic! This Cokipedia page has lots more info on the bridge and this page mentions that the bridge, “could be lifted to allow the […]

Old Shed in Camden Fort

Old Shed in Camden Fort

Camden Fort near Crosshaven in Co Cork was part of a photowalk last Sunday and we visited Spike Island on Saturday, it was great visiting such historical sites. We were so lucky with the weather as the rain stayed off and Camden Fort on Sunday was bathed in strong sunlight! Both sites are still being […]

Sky High Chimneys

Sky High Chimneys

Taken somewhere above England or Wales on a flight back from London in January 2008. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

No Boards No Blades

No Boards No Blades

Seaside, Florida USA. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

The Truman House

The Truman House

The Truman Show was filmed in the town of Seaside in Florida way back in 1998. Feeling old now? This is the house where they filmed interior shots of Truman’s home. You’ll recognise scenes from the film if you visit the town, but trees and bushes are a bit more overgrown now. Anyway, Automattic went […]

Restricted Bridge

Restricted Bridge

A bridge carries the Cork to Dublin train over a local road near Blarney. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

View on Camden Quay

View on Camden Quay

Camden Quay in Cork City with the north side of the City behind it. St. Anne’s (or Shandon Bells) and the Catholic North Cathedral in the background. Loved the light when I saw this scene. The setting sun cast shadows on the buildings and reflected off the church steeples. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Saint Finbarres Sunset

Saint Finbarre’s Sunset

St Finbarre’s Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset in Cork yesterday. It was freezing cold but the skies were mostly clear and snow hasn’t fallen in the City or here in Blarney either yet. The country is going through a recession but you wouldn’t know it. After driving around Parnell Place twice I parked in Merchant’s […]

Abandoned Interior

Abandoned Interior

The interior of a cottage at the picturesque Brandon Creek on Slea Head, County Kerry. Outside there’s a planning permission notice, dated August 2008 and written in Irish. I presume the owner is no longer in a hurry to develop his property. All he wanted to do was replace the roof and add an extension. […]

69 Patrick Street

69 Patrick Street

Waterstones on Saint Patrick Street in Cork. Also Game, Euro City and a derelict store once rented by one of the national banks here in Ireland. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Engine No. 36

Engine No. 36

Engine No. 36 on display in Ken Station in Cork. Here’s what the Wikipedia page on the train station has to say about it: An old locomotive is on permanent display in the concourse at Kent Station since 1950. “Engine No. 36″ dates from 1847 and is displayed in the booking hall. Originally built by […]

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

One of the supports on the Shaky Bridge outside Fitzgerald Park in Cork. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/4000s

Clarion and the Boardwalk

The Clarion and the Boardwalk

The Clarion Hotel and the Boardwalk and offices sit on the banks of the River Lee in Cork City Centre. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s