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The Peace Park

The Peace Park

Many Cork people think the Peace Park is Bishop Lucey Park on the Grand Parade but it’s actually at the top of South Mall next to the Electric bar. It’s hard to blame them. If you do a search for cork peace park the first link goes to the Wikipedia page for Bishop Lucey park […]

Playing Cards

Playing Cards

Paul Street, Cork. January 2014.

The Golden Shades of Autumn

The Golden Shades of Autumn

Shades of gold and brown were everywhere in November. This shot in Fitzgerald Park, Cork captured the wonderful display while kids and parents congregated around the playground. CC-BY-SA

Equal to the Ferris Wheel

Equal to the Ferris Wheel

A few days ago I had a chance to shoot the city and took the opportunity to get a higher vantage point to shoot the Ferris wheel on The Grand Parade. I’ve decided to license this photo and any newer photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This basically means you can do […]

Ferris Wheel No 3

Ferris Wheel No. 3

And the last of the Ferris Wheel shots from about a week ago. I prefer to take photos and work on them rather than come up snappy titles and accompanying text for blog posts. Facebook, Flickr and social media sites have the advantage here where all you need to do is hit upload and you […]

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Another shot of the ferris wheel in the Grand Parade, Cork from last weekend. As I said in my previous big wheel post it wasn’t moving all that fast. It just depends on how the photographer shoots it!

The big wheel in Cork

The big wheel in Cork

We went into Cork City to see the big wheel on The Grand Parade this evening. It was freezing cold but a huge crowd was out braving the frigid temperatures. There were long lines for the wheel and had it been earlier I might have gone up there to take some photos but the wheel […]

A Cold Sunrise

A Cold Sunrise

Last night was the coldest yet this winter. It’s been amazingly mild so far but this morning cars were encased in a thick frost, the lock on my car was frozen solid and the thermometer in my car said -2C. Lovely sunrise however. Brrrrr.

House on Lower Glanmire Road, Cork

House on Lower Glanmire Road, Cork

A derelict house on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork as it existed in 2004, almost ten years ago. Now there’s a bridge across the road nearby obscuring this view and the house is boarded up.

Blarney Castle in the Sun

Blarney Castle in the Sun

I walked around Blarney Castle this morning. It was around 2C and it felt it when I was in the shade but the rising sun was glorious and warmed the Castle in a lovely way.

Horse Trough in Parnell Place

Horse Trough in Parnell Place

It’s been many years since horses have drunk from this trough in Parnell Place, Cork but it’s great this old street furniture is still here. There’s a similar one on Alfred Street, in front of Mc Loughlin’s.

An Autumn Ladybird

An Autumn Ladybird

Winter is almost upon us and we’ve had plenty of cold days so my son was amazed when he saw a ladybird on a wall yesterday! I can’t imagine how it survived but maybe he had a secret hideout with a roaring fire going in the hearth and comfy chairs and lots of cups of […]

Sunset over Cork City

Sunset over Cork City

The sun sets over Cork City as seen from Mayfield yesterday evening. Love the colour of the sun shining on the underside of the cloud!

Sunlight on the River

Sunlight on the River

Have you ever read Terry Pratchett’s description of the dawn light as it flows over Discworld? Not so much flows, but rather sluggishly crawls over the landscape. Loved that and that’s what comes to mind sometimes when I see photos like this. Pictured in the grounds of Blarney Castle last week.

Morning Fog in Blarney

Morning Fog in Blarney

We had thick white fog this morning in Blarney. At it’s worst I could probably see about twenty metres before everything became a white haze. Shot on my Galaxy S4 and developed in Lightroom.