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Weird World

Weird World

Sometimes your world is just a little off kilter and not completely level. Photo of St. Patrick’s Street, Cork taken back in January this year. You know that a photo is of an often photographed subject when WordPress has all the tags required for it in the “most used tags” section of the Write screen… […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney

I took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Blarney today along with my son and wife. We walked with the Community Preschool group and I am utterly amazed at the stamina of young kids! Little 3 and 4 year olds walked around Blarney and still had energy left to play with bubbles […]

The lady of Opera Lane

The Lady of Opera Lane

Spot the lady? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s

69 Patrick Street

69 Patrick Street

Waterstones on Saint Patrick Street in Cork. Also Game, Euro City and a derelict store once rented by one of the national banks here in Ireland. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Patient Dog

Patient Dog

Patient or not? A dog waits as his owner chats at the farmers market in Blarney on St. Patrick’s Day this year. More Photos. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

1964 Morris Minor

1964 Morris Minor

A Morris Minor, registered in 1964, parked in Bantry town in County Cork. Pictured in September 2008 while on holiday there. After reading the Wikipedia page on the car this is probably a Minor 1000. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Balloons in Cork

Balloons in Cork

A balloon seller on Daunt Square in September 2009, during one of our photowalks. A shopper takes her ease in the foreground. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

Unhappy in Dublin

Unhappy in Dublin

Grim faced people walking along O’Connell Street in Dublin a month ago. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

An Bhlarna

An Bhlarna

The sign points the way to Blarney or Blarna in Irish. If you’re interested, that’s pronounced “blawrnah” “Secrets”, an adult store, occupies the building at the centre of this photo. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

The half finished Opera Lane

The half finished Opera Lane

The new Opera Lane in Cork City separates the gleaming buildings of the new development that was built right in the heart of the city and completed this year. Back in July it was a rugged dirty construction site, and this photo is a fitting end to 2009, and the Noughties. Not much construction work […]

Strong Shadows

Strong Shadows

Strong shadows in exceptionally bright sunlight in May 2008 in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Bars Bars Bars

Bars Bars Bars

Supporting bars criss cross the arm of a crane on Cork’s Docklands in 2005. Probably the same crane I posted a few days ago. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/2000s

Digging up Daunt Square

Digging up Daunt Square

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, […]

The doctor is out

The doctor is out

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. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon PowerShot A70 Focal length 13.4375mm Shutter speed 1/200s

Derelict and red brick

Derelict and red brick

A long unused, derelict and run down red brick building on the Old Youghal Road. This was shot last September, first time I’d been up around this area in a few years. Nothing much had changed in all those years. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s