Signs

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Best Business Premises

A few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business Premises” award in 1997. Unfortunately it appears they’ve run out of business judging by the state of the exterior. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

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Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout is still on sale in Cork pubs but soon it’ll be brewed by Heineken so if you want the traditional taste, make sure to sample it before the North Main Street South Main Street brewery closes. Shot in the Mutton Lane Inn last weekend. Hopefully you’re either out enjoying yourself or shopping. […]

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Change Your Life

Change your life, or else! Please. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 179mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Lisbon Treaty Referendum 2

So, it’s confirmed. The Irish didn’t vote the way the Government or the EU wanted and we have to vote again. I wonder if there will be a third referendum if we dare to vote No again? Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 72mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

No Refunds on Costumes

No Refunds on Costumes

No refunds on costumes in this shop on North Main Street. Silly them, of course there are refunds if the product turns out to be faulty. Signs like those don’t change your consumer rights. I hate posting the daily photo last thing at night. zzzz Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO […]

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Beamish

When you come to Ireland you go looking for a Guinness don’t you? Well, if you’re in Cork, you must try local stouts, Beamish or Murphy’s. I’m not a big fan of any of them but the Cork stouts are sweeter than Guinness, and nicer IMO. Signs in Blackpool, Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS […]

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Empty Seats

No bums on seats in this cafe in Maidenhead in the UK. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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OF

Sign spotted on a garage door in Taplow, in the UK. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Terminal 1 at Heathrow

Terminal 1 at Heathrow, just before we parked. Thanks Matt and Mary for a great few days! Matt bought himself a shiny new Sony A200 on Saturday. It has built in image stabilisation that really helped when I took some shots inside a pub in Eton. If you’re on the look out for a very […]

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Do not trespass on the railway

Do not trespass on the railway, Penalty £1000, or if there’s a train coming you’re going to get squashed! Thanks Matty for the Pound sign help! Shot at Paddington Station, London this afternoon. Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 250 Shutter speed 1/5s

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Caution! Unprotected High Cliffs

A sign at the base of the short hill below the white pillar near Bantry in Co Cork warns of high cliffs. Unfortunately Adam was asleep in the car and I couldn’t venture any further so I’ll have to return some day to take photos of that pillar. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

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Customer Parking Only

The Organic Shop in Douglas Cork obviously has problems with non-customers parking in front of the shop. Why else would they put a wheel clamp on prominent display next to their warning sign? Lucky for us we were buying something .. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Shame on Fianna Fail

“Shame on Fianna Fail!” declares a sign propped up against the wall of the Crawford Art Gallery in Emmett Place, Cork last weekend. It was left there by someone attending a protest demonstration organised by Alliance for a Better Health Service. I was handed a Socialist Party leaflet, Kathy Sinnott was there and a small […]

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Directions to Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is that way. Go out the gate, turn right, turn left and park. Right in front of you. I got back to Ireland yesterday afternoon. A mostly uneventful flight home, except for some problems with check in and I had to check in twice more. On the last attempt I got bumped to […]