Signs

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork Harbour, as seen from Crosshaven on the other side. What you’re seeing here is Corkbeg Island in the foreground and this chimney stack in the background. Took me a while to figure that out! Zoom out of either map and draw a straight line through both going south west to […]

john player

John Player

A cigarette ash tray outside Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven. Shot a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

jacob's bar

Jacob’s Bar

Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore, Co Cork. We never drank there but it looked busy and inviting. Evening was too cold to stay outside though. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

romans-walk

Romans Walk

Someone stole their chariots. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Piper's Funfair Crosshaven

Piper’s Funfair Crosshaven

A bright and colourful poster advertises Piper’s Funfair in Crosshaven! In other news, this blog is a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday next in the Cork International Airport Hotel. Here are all the finalists. I’m honoured to make it this far as some amazing photoblogs were nominated. Best Photo Blog – Sponsored […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

carpark or ferry

Carpark or Ferry

Which way? To the carpark and drive home, or the ferry to Oilean Chleire? Shot in Baltimore last summer. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

good food causes cancer

Good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking. Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is […]

Dan Lowrey's Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern on Mc Curtain Street, scene of our brush with car trouble yesterday. It was a stroke of luck we found parking just outside this pub! I’d write more, but my head is stuffy, my sinuses are blocked and I’m feeling under the weather. Hope my car is repaired tomorrow! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera […]

racist fools

Racist Fools

A sticker on a lamp post on Parliament Bridge in Cork encourages racists fools to follow their leader, with an image of Hitler blowing his brains out. Shot almost a month ago. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s

Sale at Victoria's Secrets

Sale at Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret on Prince’s Street, Cork are having a sale! Get in there now! Actually, I’ve never been in there. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (well, it’s only a month away but some shops are already advertising it), I wonder if they’ll have a brisk trade? Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm […]

Gavin

Gavin

Dunnes Stores in the centre of Cork City is being rebuilt as part of a major development. This is the first in a series of photos I’ll publish over the next few days. This was taken very close to this photo shot about 10 months before! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm […]

murphys

Murphy’s

A Murphy’s Stout glass sits on a wall on the island of Cape Clear. That’s not Murphy’s in it obviously. That’d be a strange looking stout! Happy new year everyone! Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/640s