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Starlight headlights

Starlight headlights A long five second exposure at f/22 captured cars stuck on Patrick Street about a month ago. They’ve done some fabulous work on the pavements of Cork’s main thoroughfare but it hasn’t made a jot of difference to vehicular traffic, except to make it more dangerous to pedestrians as they saunter across junctions […]

So many light trails

So many light trails Light trails from passing cars fill the frame with a golden glow on the corner of The Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. Long exposure shot made possible by the traffic light switch on which I rested my camera!

Christmas Baubles

Christmas Baubles Christmas Baubles hang in Porter’s newsagent, Cork. Christmas decoration is everywhere but reflective surfaces present an opportunity to take a self portrait. Yes, that’s me reflected! Hope you had a great Christmas Day. We went travelling and I must say it was the best Christmas Day in a long time. I think I […]

A busy moment

A busy moment Freeze what you’re doing. Right now. The world has stopped. A busy moment on Patrick’s Street, Cork captured forever. I liked this image because of the solitary motorcycle rider, but then I noticed all the activity: the people walking, cars *all over* the frame, the parked security truck with the driver leaning […]

School girls sing the carols

School girls sing the carols A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today. They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience. Unfortunately we […]

Starlight Christmas Lights

Starlight Christmas Lights The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot. The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights […]

Lost in thought

Lost in thought Two teenage girls on Patrick’s Street, Cork. One is lost in thought, while the other chats away. Do you recognise the Special K poster in the background?

The girl in Abrakebabra

The girl in Abrakebabra A young girl waits for her food in Abrakebabra, Patrick St. in Cork. Her hard expression is softened by the little hearts on her jumper, but somehow I think she can stand up for herself .. Good news! My car passed the NCT this morning!

How to buy jewellery gifts for Christmas

How to buy jewellery gifts for Christmas When shopping for jewellery gifts it’s important to note the following steps to make your life easier. Make sure you start early. It’s already too late. Better luck next year. This lady started her shopping on November 10th! Examine the shop window in meticulous detail. Bring a magnifying […]

Special K Diet

Special K Diet “Shape up your day” with the Special K diet according to Kelloggs. Your shape. Your way. With Kelloggs Special K of course. That stuff is full of salt isn’t it? Having said that, I do love a bowl of Frosties. Never lasts long in the house. Good thing I haven’t bought a […]

Irish Adult Store

Irish Adult Store There are I think 3 adult stores in Cork. Two are down by Parnell Place, or at least they were, and the other is pictured above! One of the adult stores in Cork is down a small, narrow little road called Grafton Street. The alley is so small that it doesn’t even […]

The boys are asleep

The boys are asleep Oh the relief when the baby falls asleep. Twice the fun when you have two, eh Ryan? A mother pushes a buggy with her two sons across Patrick Street in Cork while the two lads sleep serenely. The car in the background is what caught my attention in the first place. […]

Caught by surprise

Caught by surprise An old man stops at the end of Paul Street, Cork. I think he spotted me taking his photo.

Patrick Street from Mothercare

Patrick Street from Mothercare Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare.. Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!

Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams’ confused identity Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards. Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later!