Members of the crew of the F480 Comandante João Belo as the ship was known in 2005. In 2008 it was sold to Uruguay, with official transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-01 URUGUAY.
Flash back to 2005 if you will. Ireland is in the grip of the Celtic Tiger boom. Cork is undergoing a transformation. The city’s streets were dug up and remolded with apparently improved drainage (didn’t help recently unfortunately) and the revamping of the city centre was in full swing.
Here’s the construction on Daunt Square, with behind it the long gone Virgin Megastore.
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The doctor is out, and won’t ever be in again.
Photo of the half-demolished buildings that became the ugly grey building across from Carroll’s Quay carpark on Leitrim Street, Cork.
Shot in April 2005.
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Crewmen on the Fregatte Köln when it visited Cork in 2005 kept a close eye on me, Ryan and AJ as we photographed every inch of the ship we could see.
Looking back over these photos reminds me that this was the day the cheap memory card I used at the time failed on me and I lost a number of fairly decent shots.
Academy Street, as it was back in August this year. Construction work has finished since. I wonder if it’ll ever start up again?
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The Celtic Fisher, out of Tralee, was docked in Dingle Harbour in early November.
The bike park on Patrick’s Street, Cork.