Grand Parade

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

The Grand Parade in Cork was quite different 11 years ago. Outside Bishop Lucey Park was an uneven path, the centre of the street was a narrow section between two busy strips of tarmac. And of course the Capitol Cinema was still open. I’m glad the monstrosity pictured here was never built there, even if […]

Equal to the Ferris Wheel

Equal to the Ferris Wheel

A few days ago I had a chance to shoot the city and took the opportunity to get a higher vantage point to shoot the Ferris wheel on The Grand Parade. I’ve decided to license this photo and any newer photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This basically means you can do […]

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Another shot of the ferris wheel in the Grand Parade, Cork from last weekend. As I said in my previous big wheel post it wasn’t moving all that fast. It just depends on how the photographer shoots it!

The big wheel in Cork

The big wheel in Cork

We went into Cork City to see the big wheel on The Grand Parade this evening. It was freezing cold but a huge crowd was out braving the frigid temperatures. There were long lines for the wheel and had it been earlier I might have gone up there to take some photos but the wheel […]

The Grand Parade in 2003

The Grand Parade in 2003

I’ve recently taken a keener interest in older photos of Cork but the realisation that I have photos in my own archive that are “sort-of old” has dawned slowly on me. Here’s a shot of The Grand Parade in Cork shot in 2003. The street looks completely different now of course. The street isn’t split […]

Obey God

Obey God

Obey God, because snap Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 4s

The Grand Parade Cannon

The Grand Parade Cannon

This unusual lump of metal sticking out of the pavement on the Grand Parade could be the oldest street furniture in the city. I had forgotten I had posted this photo way back in 2007 but I prefer this version of the photo as it has more detail. What do you think? Which photo is […]

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 […]

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter on The Grand Parade, Cork during the month of December, 2012. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

The Jedward Angel

The Jedward Angel

Bishop Lucey Park in Cork City was the location of a wonderful display of angel statues. They were decorated in all sorts of ways and even had one dedicated to Jedward! Adam had a great time running around them, and had loads of fun playing with another boy named Nathaniel. They went crazy chasing around […]

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

Singer Sewing Centre

Singer Sewing Centre

The Singer Sewing Centre in Cork has been around for many years and recently the building went up for sale but the shop still continues to trade. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s

Attack of the Paddy's Day Monster

Attack of the Paddy’s Day Monster

Patty? I’ll give them Patty! A monster descends on a spectator at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. I think she was amused! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

the 13th boy

The 13th Boy

Spectators at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Knott's badges

Knott’s Badges

Will Knott has a fine collection of badges on his bag. Shot at the pre-iba09 photowalk a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s