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House with a sea view

House with a sea view

For sale: house with a sea view on beautiful, scenic cliffs in West Cork. Perfect starter home. No, not really. It’s only a tiny little hut above the cliffs at Mizen Head in County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Market Avenue

Market Avenue

Market Avenue in the centre of Cork City is a tiny little street behind An Brog pub. You know, just outside the fish section of the English Market. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

David Rowell & Co

David Rowell & Co

Do you know where Daly’s Bridge in Cork is? Sure you do. If you’ve lived in Cork you’ve probably walked across it even! After one such excursion I snapped this photo to remind me to look up the printed name above. Turns out David Rowell & Co were a company, “that fabricated wrought iron and […]

Oscar on the Shaky Bridge

Oscar on the Shaky Bridge

Oscar, our Shih Tzu, on the Shaky Bridge just outside Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork. I think he prefers solid ground! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Dunnes Stores in Ruins

Dunnes Stores in Ruins

The skeleton of the Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street lies in ruins as building work continued to refurbish it. Taken in September 2007, Brian took a shot of the building a few days ago in much better state! Places are still available for the Cork City Photowalk on July 18th! Please leave comments on […]

cab 3181

Cab 3181

San Francisco will be the gathering place for a large number of WordPress fans at the end of the month as they go to the 2009 San Francisco WordCamp. I won’t be there unfortunately but places are already in short supply, if not all sold out at this stage. It’s going to be a blast! […]

nature invades

Nature invades our spaces

Nature starts to reclaim the works of man as soon as he turns his back. It’s inevitable as this photo of the steps up to a house in Sunday’s Well shows. My own garden is the picture of neat and tidy lawn without a single blade of grass out of place. I wish! Aperture ƒ/5.6 […]

Netting and Wheel

Netting and Wheel

Fishing tackle, lobster pots, nets and a wheel lie on the quay in Bantry Harbour, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Dark Doorway

Dark Doorway

A dark doorway holds many secrets. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/50s

Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

A very specialized device sits in a cupboard in the lighthouse at Mizen Head, County Cork. I have to wonder why a “Gamma Radiation Survey Meter” would be needed in a lighthouse at the southern tip of Ireland though. Not much call for radioactivity detectors in this country. Nuclear powered lighthouse anybody? PS. This is […]

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago. I just love the texture of the slate roof. When […]

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate. In the future of course […]

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety. Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have […]

Smiley Face in B/W

Smiley Face in B/W

A smiley face forever lost to the world as it’s part of the works under the flyover in Douglas near Douglas Shopping Centre. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

golden arches

Golden Arches

The Golden Arches of the McDonald’s logo taunts me from a paper cup discarded on the pavement on Grand Parade, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 20mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s