Black and White

O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar

O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar I happened upon the O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar while wandering around Bantry last Sunday morning. Given the name of the establishment I just had to take a shot didn’t I? Note the “Welcome to the pint depot” quotation? Congratulations to Gingerpixel who won Best Photoblog at last night’s Irish Blog Awards. […]

Toilet Trouble

Toilet Trouble The toilets in Connolly Hall, Cork. This is that ugly ass black building across the river from the City Hall. It looks so out of place where it is, although developers are quickly changing the face of the city to match ..

Face in the machine

Face in the machine A cement mixer on Patrick Street coming out of Drawbridge Street stopped and I spotted the two faces in the poster.

Musical Posters

Musical Posters Wouldn’t it be great if posters sang to you? Christy Moore would sang a ballad about Guinness and a surf board while Lovely Girls would scream and shout. Meanwhile Shayne Ward would sing something or other. Not sure who he is. He won one of those x-factor things didn’t he? I like my […]

The MAC Counter at Brown Thomas

The MAC Counter at Brown Thomas Hands up now lads. How many of you have waited around while your significant other picked out makeup or browsed the aisles in a department store? Yeah, me too. This young fella was collecting the rubbish from the drawers and in contrast to the immaculately done up girls dressed […]

Luigi Malone’s Clock

Luigi Malone’s Clock Behind the bar in Luigi Malone’s Restaurant in Cork are 2 large clock faces. The bar goes around in a U shape and the other face is directly behind this one. They’re very striking, and the first thing anyone notices when they come in the front door. This is the one facing […]

Honda 70

Honda 70 At first glance I thought this was a Honda 50 but closer inspection of the sticker reveals a “70″. There is more text that could be COB but if the Wikipedia page on the bike is right, it was probaby “CD” on it before it was ripped. Shot on the Grand Parade, right […]

Pig’s Head

Pig’s Head Apparently there’s a market for pig’s heads. I’ll eat all sorts of meat products, and I’ll eat them with little prompting but a pig’s head? I shot these two heads in the English Market last weekend. An American couple were looking at me as I shot this and afterwards the girl posed while […]

No more cheques please

No more cheques please It’s high tech in the retail industry! No more cheques in Marks & Spencer stores from March 1st! I find it hard to imagine anyone paying for goods by cheque these days. Business dealings seem to be different though. One of these days we’ll figure out a safe way of handing […]

Call me Spike

Call me Spike Frost covered weeds still manage to grow and thrive in the cold. I saw this wonderful speckled white plant growing from a ditch yesterday morning and it looked very ominous. When I converted it to black and white I saw myself looking at something abstract, possibly evil, something that could be microscopic […]

Emergency!

Emergency! In an emergency such as a fire you want to be able to escape from a building quickly and be assured that there’s plenty of water to fight the flames. I presume these capped pipes have something to do with that purpose?

Unnamed Beauty

Unnamed Beauty This is one of the beautiful girls who modeled for Mallow Camera Club in September 2006. I can’t remember her name, and at the time I was totally unhappy with the image, but maybe it’s because I haven’t looked at it in a long time, I really like it now. I shot several […]

Carroll’s Quay Apartments

Carroll’s Quay Apartments This is the apartment block that sprang up opposite the car park, from which I took this photo. The building itself is a dull grey monstrosity. Large windows look out on the street, hardly offering any privacy for residents. Tiny balconies sit outside some of the windows.

Emerald House B&B

Emerald House B&B At the corner of the main green in Blarney sits Emerald House B&B. I’ve never stayed there but they have a great location, right next to Blarney Castle.

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells” as viewed from near the Opera House in Cork. Traffic is as usual stuck at the lights close by ..