The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet ..
Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which marked the centre point of a bridge crossing what was then a city canal, now arched over and filled in to form the Grand Parade. The fountain is named after Walter Berwick, one time Chairman of the Quarter Sessions and was designed by Sir John Benson.
Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street.
It is reputed that this post was a cannon used in the Siege of Cork in 1690. Up until last year it sat on the corner of the pavement but as you can see here the new surface flattened everything out.
It’s been sitting there for as long as I remember, does anyone know anything more about it?
A baseball cap on the sidewalk in San Francisco attracted my attention while out walking. I wonder who lost it?
Colourful buildings on the Grand Parade look out onto the continuing construction on the street. Who knows when it’ll end?
Mom and daughter hurry past on Panna after shopping in Adams Kids.
In the background is the old Dunnes Stores which has been pulled down leaving the front facing of the building and a wide swath of destruction and deconstruction behind it extending to Emmet Place.
Cross processed in the GIMP with the curves tool.
Red and white flags flew all over Cork City today and for the past week in anticipation of the All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry.
Unfortunately Kerry won and decisively so too as I heard from my father-in-law Frank who filled me in on all the gory details!
Business men near Union Square in San Francisco. Having a good time!
An overcast and dull day in Cork a while back.
A cyclist races across across an almost empty junction in San Francisco.
I just love the sign on top of the building. Totally out of place amid the beautiful architecture and detail of it’s resting place.