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Mountain Rescue Dog

Mountain Rescue Dog

In January 2007 supporters of a mountain rescue group in Cork were collecting on Patrick’s Street. This is just one of the fabulous dogs they had with them at various locations! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Grand Parade Under Construction

The Construction of The Grand Parade Cork

Six years ago the Grand Parade in Cork was a major building site. I can’t remember how long construction lasted but it went on for quite some time as they tore up and changed the road layout, widened the pavements and generally made the street look a hundred times better than it was before! I’ve […]

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The St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Blarney

Just a few photos from the short but colourful and noisy St Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney this year. This parade proved more popular than other years as cars parked as far away as the park I live in. I don’t remember that ever happening before! Well done to everyone who took part! Aperture ƒ/7.1 […]

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle and Bench

Kilkenny Castle as seen from the garden in front of the building on one of the many benches lining the paths through the grounds. I don’t have enough photos of Kilkenny on my blog. Must some more of this beautiful city. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Marrakesh Rooftops

Marrakesh Rooftop City

A view of some nearby rooftops and a stunning sunset over Marrakesh, Morocco. In black and white I know, but I have a few more shots of the same sky coming! This was shot from Riad O2 in the city where Polldaddy recently stayed. In the Medina many (most?) of the houses are jam packed […]

London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye as seen from below with my wide angle lens. It’s quite a sight to see but there are always long lines to ride it. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

To home on the bike

To home on the bike

To say there are many motorbikes in Marrakesh is an understatement. We arrived at dusk and watched shell shocked as small motorbikes wove back and forth between traffic and around corners with little evident care for safety. As a pedestrian here you must have eyes in the back of your head! With that sorted out […]

Traffic in Marrakesh

Four legged Traffic in Marrakesh

I’m here in Marrakesh, Morocco with the rest of Polldaddy for a week. This photo of a man on a donkey and cart was taken on the streets of the medina during a lull in traffic. After driving here I’m quite certain you could handle driving anywhere as buses, cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles jostle […]

the snail seller

El Puerto de Santa Maria: The snail seller

Anyone for snails or should I say escargot? A man selling snails wasn’t doing much business when we walked by in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain last March. I wasn’t going to sample any of his produce, have you tried snails? What do they taste of? There’s a really interesting page on escargot […]

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

We visited the Mother Jones Flea Market a few weeks ago and it was a treasure trove of old and sort of old stuff. Pictured here are some action figures, a book on the Beatles and a poster of John Lennon hiding away in a corner of one display. Appropriate as we’re going to see […]

Barren and Snow

Barren and Snow

This private road up to Blarney Castle was covered in snow, the trees were bare and every inch of grass wore the familiar white coat of a recent snow fall. Taken yesterday morning while the snow fell. It’s -3C here in Blarney this morning and feels even colder! Brrrrr Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Blarney in the Snow

Blarney in the Snow

It started to snow this morning in Blarney shortly after 6:30am and it has snowed continually for the last few hours. There’s a nice white coat on the grass and trees but the roads have turned to slush making them somewhat treacherous. They’ll be a lot worse if the snow freezes so I hope it […]

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter on The Grand Parade, Cork during the month of December, 2012. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Telecom Club

Telecom Club

The Telecom Club on McCurtain Street, Cork. Telecom Éireann was the state telecoms monopoly until other companies came into the country some years ago but in it’s current state, Éircom, they still own most (all?) the copper phone lines that go into homes here. I’m not sure of the history of the Telecom Club in […]

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Part of the Christmas display in Bishop Lucey Park, Cork. The covered over the decorated the fountain in the park. Beautiful. Huge crowds going there every night from what I saw. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 500 Shutter speed 1/25s