Black and White

The girl in Abrakebabra

The girl in Abrakebabra A young girl waits for her food in Abrakebabra, Patrick St. in Cork. Her hard expression is softened by the little hearts on her jumper, but somehow I think she can stand up for herself .. Good news! My car passed the NCT this morning!

The boys are asleep

The boys are asleep Oh the relief when the baby falls asleep. Twice the fun when you have two, eh Ryan? A mother pushes a buggy with her two sons across Patrick Street in Cork while the two lads sleep serenely. The car in the background is what caught my attention in the first place. […]

Caught by surprise

Caught by surprise An old man stops at the end of Paul Street, Cork. I think he spotted me taking his photo.

The Lord Mayor’s car

The Lord Mayor’s car Each year the Lord Mayor of Cork is given a top of the range Ford car to drive. It’s always the first car registered in the new year, hence the XX-C-1 number plate. Unfortunately for the Lord Mayor, they have to give it back when their annual term is over. Such […]

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!

Union Square from afar

Union Square from afar Union Square in San Francisco as seen from my floor at the hotel we stayed in.

Marlboro

Marlboro Clothes pegs in a textured cloth bag, Marlboro branded plastic bag, 1993 calendar. Shot at my parents-in-law house. I love the texture of the clothes bag, but that wasn’t what attracted my attention at first. It was the calendar and the Marlboro bag. Since cigarette advertising is now banned it’s unusual to see any […]

Boy in his woolly hat

Boy in his woolly hat A small boy waits outside Brown Thomas with his dad while I presume his mother shops inside. I had plenty of company while I waited!

The hand that holds the phone

The hand that holds the phone Waiting outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street in Cork and texting. She’s waiting for someone.

Cassettes

Cassettes I wonder if the teenager wearing this hoodie realised the irony of wearing a garment decorated with cassette images, a piece of technology he may not ever have used. The Wikipedia page has a lot more to say on the subject. This was shot outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street, Cork while I wheeled […]

A girl’s bag

A girl’s bag Two girls stop to talk on Patrick’s Street, Cork. That bag looks uncomfortable. What do women put in their bags?

The crow stops here

The crow stops here A crow atop a STOP sign on The Grand Parade, Cork. Shot using a fairly high ISO but bicubic resizing smudges the noise away!

Trust on the street

Trust on the street Have you ever thought about how you’re manipulated by the brands? Trust Boots.

Parked Motorbikes

Parked Motorbikes Two motorbikes parked on the South Mall attracted my attention especially as a strong sun reflected off the clean chrome. Yes, I know there’s a weird diagonal, yes it is distracting. Yes, it is intentional. Enjoy!