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Waltzer

Waltzer

A truck in Piper’s Amusements, Crosshaven, bears the logo “Waltzer”. Not quite as much fun as the Waltzers funfair ride but there was no sign of them yesterday! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

We spent a pleasant afternoon in Crosshaven today. It was mild enough to actually enjoy a walk up towards the fort on the hill. As I walked past the merries I spotted this plaque. It must have been hidden every other time as I don’t remember it ever being there. The inscription reads: OUR GRATITUDE […]

inside an siopa beag

Inside An Siopa Beag

Step into An Siopa Beag on Oilean Chleire and you’ll see a small restaurant as well as confectionery and a till at the entrance. There are tables outside too of course, I posted a photo of them a while back. It’s one of the first businesses visitors to Cape Clear see, good location! Aperture ƒ/3.5 […]

Signs 343918

Signs 343918

A sign in Blackpool is signed by the author. Must be ancient as Cork phone numbers now have 7 digits! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

The difference is we’re Irish

The difference is we’re Irish

Dunnes Stores, Blackpool in Cork City. Recent Dunnes Stores adverts finish with the byline, “The difference is we’re Irish”. It stinks of desperation as everyone north of Dublin heads up to Northern Ireland to shop! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Where's the goldfish?

Where’s the goldfish?

A goldfish in a pond in Baltimore Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Just an Old Car

Just an Old Car

One of the old cars on Cape Clear Island. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Liam Foley RIP

Man on the street I have a story to tell. A story I’ve been meaning to tell for more than a year now. Many moons ago I posted the picture above. It was taken on August 28th, 2006 and posted shortly afterwards. Just over a year later Sinead Foley, niece of the man pictured above […]

Light Streaks of City Traffic

Light Streaks of City Traffic

A long exposure shot of traffic as it heads into Cork City from the direction of Blackpool. This was very difficult to take and the original shows quite a bit of shake even though I had the camera balanced on a pedestrian traffic light button thingy. Love the streaks though. Aperture ƒ/22 Camera Canon EOS […]

the little rowing boat

The little rowing boat

A small rowing boat lies beached on the rocks under holiday homes in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera DMC-FZ5 Focal length 16.9mm ISO 80 Shutter speed 1/400s

Digging in my bag

Digging in my bag

A woman digs into her bag in Covent Garden, London. We had a small, tasty lunch in the restaurant behind. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/15s

we love lucy

We Love Lucy

Lucy Kennedy, on a bus stop poster in Patrick’s Street Cork. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

hotel los fariones

Hotel Los Fariones

Snow? Ice? Cold rain and biting wind? What are you talking about? Look at the sunshine streaming down through the palm trees! The swimming pool is nice and refreshing. I can dream can’t I? This is the view from our room in Hotel Los Fariones in Puerto Del Carmen. Lovely hotel, and while we were […]

Puerto Del Carmen Boats

Puerto Del Carmen Boats

I could post a photo of the snow that fell this morning in Blarney but I think everyone is sick of the cold weather. Instead here’s a photo from my honeymoon in Lanzarote. This was taken in Puerto Del Carmen on a roasting hot day when even the ground was too hot to touch! More […]

193 steps to covent garden

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side […]