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Grand Parade Under Construction

The Construction of The Grand Parade Cork

Six years ago the Grand Parade in Cork was a major building site. I can’t remember how long construction lasted but it went on for quite some time as they tore up and changed the road layout, widened the pavements and generally made the street look a hundred times better than it was before! I’ve […]

Windswept

Windswept in Reykjavik

One of the many buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland that are battered by the harsh weather there. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the sky here but it was quite cold when I took the photo. I think it was at the end of a short photowalk around the city centre when our fingers were […]

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle as seen from the garden in front of the building on one of the many benches lining the paths through the grounds. I don’t have enough photos of Kilkenny on my blog. Must some more of this beautiful city. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

A woman and her phone

A woman and her phone

A young woman concentrates on her phone in a London Tube station while our train was momentarily stopped. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Marrakesh Rooftops

Marrakesh Rooftop City

A view of some nearby rooftops and a stunning sunset over Marrakesh, Morocco. In black and white I know, but I have a few more shots of the same sky coming! This was shot from Riad O2 in the city where Polldaddy recently stayed. In the Medina many (most?) of the houses are jam packed […]

London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye as seen from below with my wide angle lens. It’s quite a sight to see but there are always long lines to ride it. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

To home on the bike

To home on the bike

To say there are many motorbikes in Marrakesh is an understatement. We arrived at dusk and watched shell shocked as small motorbikes wove back and forth between traffic and around corners with little evident care for safety. As a pedestrian here you must have eyes in the back of your head! With that sorted out […]

Hot Air Ballooning over Marrakech

Hot Air Ballooning over Marrakech

Yesterday brought the news that 19 tourists died in Egypt when their hot air balloon crashed. It almost made us rethink our activities today because we were planning to go up in a balloon here in Marrakech! The chance that our balloon would crash just because a balloon in Egypt crashed is minuscule. They’re unrelated […]

Reykjavik Trawler

Reykjavik Trawler

A trawler leaves port in Reykjavik, Iceland last year while I was there on a Polldaddy meetup. As you read this now I’m in a much warmer part of the world on another meetup! Iceland was great to visit. It was cold there of course but we weren’t there in the dead of winter so […]

Traffic in Marrakesh

Four legged Traffic in Marrakesh

I’m here in Marrakesh, Morocco with the rest of Polldaddy for a week. This photo of a man on a donkey and cart was taken on the streets of the medina during a lull in traffic. After driving here I’m quite certain you could handle driving anywhere as buses, cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles jostle […]

the snail seller

El Puerto de Santa Maria: The snail seller

Anyone for snails or should I say escargot? A man selling snails wasn’t doing much business when we walked by in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain last March. I wasn’t going to sample any of his produce, have you tried snails? What do they taste of? There’s a really interesting page on escargot […]

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

If you ever wondered where the Blarney Stone was just look up. This shot was taken from a balcony looking into the exposed interior of Blarney Castle. The people at the top of the building are standing around the Blarney Stone and it looks like there’s one brave soul yet to perform the deed. The […]

Barren and Snow

Barren and Snow

This private road up to Blarney Castle was covered in snow, the trees were bare and every inch of grass wore the familiar white coat of a recent snow fall. Taken yesterday morning while the snow fell. It’s -3C here in Blarney this morning and feels even colder! Brrrrr Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Blarney in the Snow

Blarney in the Snow

It started to snow this morning in Blarney shortly after 6:30am and it has snowed continually for the last few hours. There’s a nice white coat on the grass and trees but the roads have turned to slush making them somewhat treacherous. They’ll be a lot worse if the snow freezes so I hope it […]

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Inchigeelagh, Cork, Ireland. June 2012. After a trip to Gougane Barra where I photographed the usual suspects we stopped in Inchigeelagh and took a walk by the river. Near the end of the walk this tyre hangs from a tree into the river where I presume kids jumped into the water when the weather is […]