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Chains of property

Chains of property Chains line the road outside the entrance to the private manor next to Blarney Castle.

Girl on dad’s shoulders

Girl on dad’s shoulders A small girl sits on (I presume) her dad’s shoulders on Patrick’s Street. In the background is the Savoy Shopping Center, and of course the building side behind Dunnes is clearly visible in the scaffolding supports to the far left.

Traffic by the Elysian

Traffic by the Elysian Traffic stops at the lights by the building site of the Elysian. I passed by the other side of it, past the low rise section of the building and it towers over the street. It’s massive!

Cork Harbour from Curabinny

Cork Harbour from Curabinny This is the small quay at Currabinny across the water from Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. As today was such an awful day with driving rain, sleet and ice I think a nice calm photo was in order. This was taken in April last year. I’m travelling soon. I realised yesterday that […]

Holiday Caravan

Holiday Caravan A holiday caravan near a beach on the Dingle Peninsula. This caravan has been in the same spot for at least the last 2 years, and probably longer. I wanted to shoot it for quite a while but it wasn’t until I converted this shot to b/w that I was happy with it.

I want real spam!

I want real spam! Oh, delicious spam! How I love you so! I want to spread you on sandwiches and lick the knife clean! Oh Yum! Or not. I’ve never tasted the edible variety of spam, but like everyone else online I’ve had my fair share of spam emails, comments and blogs. This is the […]

Slow down in 2008

Slow down in 2008 I’m going to slow down this year. I’ve been trying to keep up with everyone else, moving without thinking, on auto pilot sometimes. I blog too fast. There! I’ve said it. I tried to post here, to Holy Shmoly!, to The Funny Video Blog every day but there’s only so much […]

The hippiest bus

The hippiest bus A strange multi-coloured bus waiting at the lights in downtown San Francisco last summer. Yes, those are horns on the roof. Does anyone know anything about it? A search for “EFT 922″, it’s registration plate, turns up nothing useful.

Irish rugby was rubbish in 2007

Irish rugby was rubbish in 2007 Irish rugby player Ronan O’Gara was the face of Samsung and many other brands this year. Apparently Samsung announced that their sales dropped because of their association with the hapless team. “We had no idea how poorly he would play,” continued the Samsung spokesperson. “Not just Ronan, but the […]

Mini skips flying high

Mini skips flying high A skip or large rubbish bin is manoeuvred into place on a building site off Paul Street, Cork. Those tall cranes are practically a part of city life now …

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 […]

Turquoise Acid

Turquoise Acid A water main on the street in San Francisco while Automattic waited to go into a restaurant. I think that’s Matt in the background, but it might have been Alex too. Urban Acid applied to this image

Gorbys Nightclub

Gorbys Nightclub This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there. Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!

The lights at Finn’s Corner

The lights at Finn’s Corner A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars. No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!

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?