Ireland

Berwick Fountain

Berwick Fountain The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet .. Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which […]

Grand Parade mooring post

Grand Parade mooring post Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street. It is reputed that this post was a cannon used […]

Colourful houses

Colourful houses Colourful buildings on the Grand Parade look out onto the continuing construction on the street. Who knows when it’ll end?

Framing and mounting the prints

Framing and mounting the prints Rob Cater inspects my mounted images in his workshop in Kilbrittain, Co. Cork for Haydn’s Gallery in Kinsale. Haydn blogged about me and Ryan this morning. Our prints are now hanging in the gallery! They are 58x43cm prints, are mounted on a raised plinth with a deep frame and all […]

The Elysian Building Site

The Elysian Building Site A look through the closed gate at the construction site of the new Elysian tower block in Cork. It’s a far cry from what the building site looked like in 2005!

My Happy Baby

My Happy Baby Little baby Adam passed another major milestone in his life yesterday. Last night he slept in his own room for the first time! He slept soundly until about 3am, woke and made a bit of fuss until he fell asleep again until about 6am when he was happy enough to kick about […]

Construction cranes at night

Construction cranes at night Cranes over the construction site at the old Guy and Company site make for a striking image at night. This was taken from the Tesco multi-storey car park, a few metres away from where I shot Clouds move at night. Yesterday we had to bring the car for a service so […]

Gone shopping at Adams Kids

Gone shopping at Adams Kids Mom and daughter hurry past on Panna after shopping in Adams Kids. In the background is the old Dunnes Stores which has been pulled down leaving the front facing of the building and a wide swath of destruction and deconstruction behind it extending to Emmet Place. Cross processed in the […]

Cork flies the rebel flag

Cork flies the rebel flag Red and white flags flew all over Cork City today and for the past week in anticipation of the All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry. Unfortunately Kerry won and decisively so too as I heard from my father-in-law Frank who filled me in on all the gory details!

Overcast in Cork

Overcast in Cork An overcast and dull day in Cork a while back.

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line Three girls run past the “Finish” line after the Blarney half marathon on Sunday. It was a funny place to put that sign as it was well behind the actual finish line. Guess they didn’t have any poles to stick it up on ..

Running in the Blarney Half Marathon

Running to the finish line Running in the scorching heat on Waterloo Road near the end of the Blarney half marathon. The man with the red flag Directing traffic on Waterloo Road. Handing out the medals Finishing the race in that searing heat is quite an accomplishment. Everyone received a medal at the finish. Well […]

People of the Blarney Half Marathon

People of the Blarney Half Marathon This couple posed for me as they walked along the Waterloo Road. I’d venture to say he probably ran the half marathon in less than 90 minutes. People of the Blarney Half Marathon We chatted for a few minutes near the finish line while runners streamed past. He finished […]

After the Blarney Half Marathon

After the Blarney Half Marathon Four runners who took part in today’s half-marathon in Blarney rest after their ordeal. They were too out of breath to talk but kindly consented to having their photo taken. More photos to come tomorrow!

Light reflects on the Lough

Light reflects on the Lough Light trails from passing cars and street lights reflect on the calm surface of the Lough in Cork in this long exposure shot.