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Blarney on a sunny winter day

Blarney on a sunny winter day This is the centre of Blarney village. It’s a lovely large green, enclosed on all sides by walls and with gates on the north and south sides. Just goes to show, it’s not always raining in Ireland!

Girl on dad’s shoulders

Girl on dad’s shoulders A small girl sits on (I presume) her dad’s shoulders on Patrick’s Street. In the background is the Savoy Shopping Center, and of course the building side behind Dunnes is clearly visible in the scaffolding supports to the far left.

Rooftop Surveillance

Rooftop Surveillance The houses and roofs of the North Side, Cork City. This was taken from Carroll’s Quay carpark almost a month ago. I love the old-style quality of the image, even if the shadow of the dish at the bottom detracts from that a bit. Check out Stabarinde’s Christmas in Cork shots. I’m glad […]

The Blarney Cat

The Blarney Cat Next time you’re in Blarney sit down on the benches next to Super Valu. Wait a few minutes and this cat will probably appear, especially in warm weather!

Cables to the Heavens

Cables to the Heavens Cables from a crane on the construction site at the old Guy & Company building in Cork.

Traffic by the Elysian

Traffic by the Elysian Traffic stops at the lights by the building site of the Elysian. I passed by the other side of it, past the low rise section of the building and it towers over the street. It’s massive!

Christmas decorations on high

Christmas decorations on high Christmas decorations on Paul Street, Cork a few days before Christmas Day last year. Hand held, and I hoped to get a “normal” straight shot but it’s hard to crouch down while wearing a jacket and pushing a buggy so it’s lopsided. I prefer it that way! Conversion to b/w I […]

Susan’s Fine Silver

Susan’s Fine Silver During the Christmas rush I went searching for gifts for my wife and the first place I went was Susan’s Fine Silver on Marlboro Street in Cork. This is Susan’s husband Barry, and that’s Michael replacing merchandise in the window. Both were very helpful and I got two lovely gifts for Jacinta. […]

I want real spam!

I want real spam! Oh, delicious spam! How I love you so! I want to spread you on sandwiches and lick the knife clean! Oh Yum! Or not. I’ve never tasted the edible variety of spam, but like everyone else online I’ve had my fair share of spam emails, comments and blogs. This is the […]

Firemen in action

Firemen in action Cork City Fire Brigade were called out this evening to a shop on Patrick Street. I’m not sure what the emergency was but two fire engines were called to the scene and had a Garda escort on the way there. Maybe a gas leak? A huge crowd gathered around and when some […]

Slow down in 2008

Slow down in 2008 I’m going to slow down this year. I’ve been trying to keep up with everyone else, moving without thinking, on auto pilot sometimes. I blog too fast. There! I’ve said it. I tried to post here, to Holy Shmoly!, to The Funny Video Blog every day but there’s only so much […]

The road to Blarney Castle

The road to Blarney Castle This is the private road to the estate on which Blarney Castle sits. As I was walking about one late winter afternoon I spotted the lovely light shining through the trees and just had to take a snap!

January Sales

January Sales The Christmas rush is over. Sales have been bad for retailers as people suddenly realised, “Oh! The mortgage has to be paid!” Anyway, I’m half-hoping I’ll be able to pick up a Nintendo Wii somewhere. I don’t suppose they’ll be on sale will they? I celebrate 10 years online this year! Go me! […]

Highrise Construction Over Cork City

Highrise Construction Over Cork City Cranes still rise into the air, towering over everything else, even the Elysian Tower pictured on the right of this image. The Irish economy may be slowing down but there’s still plenty of life in the old dog yet! Happy new year! May 2008 be even better than 2007!

The hippiest bus

The hippiest bus A strange multi-coloured bus waiting at the lights in downtown San Francisco last summer. Yes, those are horns on the roof. Does anyone know anything about it? A search for “EFT 922″, it’s registration plate, turns up nothing useful.