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Kilbrittain 6 miles

Kilbrittain 6 miles A sign points to Kilbrittain in Co. Cork near the beach at Garrettstown. Has it been 2 years already Ryan? My Flickr account expires in February 2008 so I have a bit more time on my hands. It’s been well worth it however!

Blue skies contrail and clouds

Blue skies contrail and clouds A wall of the Beamish and Crawford Brewery blocks the sun in this shot taken on South Main Street, Cork. Blue skies are great for sun worshippers but photographers don’t like them. It’s always better to have some cloud or interest in the sky. The fluffier and more solid the […]

Daisies in the ruins

Daisies in the ruins Boarded up windows, grey walls, overgrown vegetation. It can only be an Irish hospital right? This is the final picture in my Old Hospital series. Beautiful – Lough Gill, 2

Letters only

Letters only The post box at Garretstown, Co. Cork pictured last year but in pretty much the same condition yesterday when we drove past on the way home. I love the worn texture of the paint! I like this: Headphoneland

Daisy drops of rain

Daisy drops of rain Rain drops show on the white petals of a daisy that struggles amid the ruins of an old hospital building. I wonder if that building is still there? I’ll have to go look someday.

Doorway into the gloom

Doorway into the gloom Taken almost a year ago, this doorway leads into an old building on the grounds of a hospital in Cork. A cherry blossom can be seen blooming outside contrasting with the gloom and ruin of the interior. While on the hospital theme, I wrote up our experiences at the new Cork […]

Feline eyes stare at me

Feline eyes stare at me I love cats. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as rubbing a cat’s soft fur while he basks in the heat of the sun. Some people hate cats however and I’m non-plussed. Perhaps it’s a primal instinct in them? This is a friend’s cat as he was eating from a bowl. […]

A view on an Alcatraz Street

A view on an Alcatraz Street Looking through a doorway onto one of the streets of Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Tourists congregate while listening to the electronic tour guide. I think I should have all my photos of Alcatraz and San Francisco posted before my next trip there in July.

From the old hospital to the new

From the old hospital to the new In stark contrast to the newly built Cork University Maternity Hospital this was taken in one of the older ones. If you look carefully you can read the notice on the wall which starts, ‘Central Sterile Supply Department’. This building is in a state of disrepair you’d hardly […]

Patrick’s Day in pictures

Patrick’s Day in pictures Revelers who were obviously having a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork! Big and crazy hats were the order of the day for many visitors and spectators Crowd Safety officials had their hands full with the large crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. I […]

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity. My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

Public Telephone

I love you An old and empty phone booth lies neglected. Notice the lock and bolt on the door? I get the feeling this booth hasn’t contained a phone in a long time.. This is the other side of the window pictured yesterday in the mystery hospital.

I love you

I love you A love message written on a wall for someone special. “I love you” This is the second time I’ve posted a love message on my blog. Those messages are the most basic human communications of our age and before. Many thousands of years ago men were writing on cave walls. How little […]

Clouds over the Lough

Clouds over the Lough Clouds gather and block out the sun over the Lough in Cork last year. The display was beautiful as light wispy clouds and dark brooding rain clouds skirted across the sky. The sun made one final effort to shine, but the clouds won out and it started to rain moments later.

Sleeping it off in Cork City

Sleeping it off in Cork City As a rule I don’t photograph the homeless very often but I don’t think the sleeping gentleman in this photo was homeless. Rather a heavy night on the town I suspect. This was snapped while walking past Marks & Spencers on Patrick’s Street last year. I spotted the security […]