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Demolition of the Miag Grain Silo

Demolition of the Miag Grain Silo

Someone posted a grainy mobile phone picture of demolition work going on in the Docklands, Cork on Facebook a few days ago so I had to go down and record the event for myself.

The building being demolished is the second part of the Miag/Art Deco Silos as seen in this post.

Deco Silos
Construction on the earliest elements of the Art Deco silo complex (24), which is located further east along the South Jetties, took place circa 1935-1938. Elements of architectural interest included the staircase and fenestration of the earlier silo and the concrete screen walls to the north and south with glass block vertical glazing of the later building, which was constructed between 1947-1953. The ‘Miag’ silo was damaged by a fire in September 2006 and demolished in summer 2008 following the submission of a report on its structural safety to the City Council. Elements of the structure were salvaged for possible re-use.

I shot photos of the smoke escaping from the burning building in 2006 and Google Plus has made them into an animated GIF I shared here.

There used to be raised corridors leading from the building to the Odlums building next door, and the long raised corridor running parallel with the river but they’ve been removed already. Part of one can be see in the grounds near the building. While I was down there I approached an elderly man sitting in his car watching the activity. He lives close by and told me that as a young lad he had climbed the outside ladder to the top of the building!

There are extensive plans for the docklands and Marina area. Check this PDF for more.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle as seen this evening. The garden’s looking amazing and it’s nice to see the new statues and art over the last few days.

Shot with my Galaxy S4, so apologies for the Jpeg artefacts. It’s a HDR image and it’s really pushing the sensor!

Camera GT-I9505

An Elephant at Inchydoney

An Elephant at Incydoney

The setting sun shines through clouds near the hotel at Inchydoney Beach.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s

Horse on Inchydoney Beach

Horse on Inchydoney Beach

A horse and rider on the beach at Inchydoney last April.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s

Moores Hotel, Cork

Moores Hotel, Cork

Moores Hotel in Cork has been closed for a long time.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera GT-I9505
Focal length 4.2mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/180s

Construction on Academy Street

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Back in 2008 Academy Street, Cork looked very different. The clothes shops and Opera Lane had yet to be built. If you stood in the same spot today all you’d see would be the shining façade of consumerism.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s

Yellow Flowers in Fitzgerald Park

Beautiful yellow flowers in Fitzgerald Park are one of the pleasures of the park in the summer. The garden in front of the museum always looks beautiful and well tended.

Aperture ƒ/18
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Chips Anyone?

Chips, or fries as they’re known in the USA, sit cold and ignored.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s