Urban

Keep a lookout

Keep a lookout A father and two sons on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. I presume they’re waiting for someone from what I heard of the dad talking on his phone as I passed. Blown out details are on purpose to give it a slightly edgier effect. Hope you like it!

A pint of beer and a newspaper

A pint of beer and a newspaper Sometimes it’s good to chill out, relax and step out of the rat-race, even for a few moments. This scene was made on St. Patrick’s Street outside Le Chateau, a bar with seating in front of the building as most places do these days because of the smoking […]

Press the button and walk

Press the button and walk A pedestrian traffic light on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. The green man is strutting his stuff and people are walking across. Does anyone else have a dislike for the design of this button? Sure, there’s a big arrow pointing to a large white dot, but it took several years for […]

Different lights

Different lights Traffic lights and street lighting vie for attention. This is across the road from where Bord Gais used to have their showroom. Bet you never realised the titanic struggle for recognition that was going on?

No climbing the poles

No climbing the poles A sign that points upwards? It either forbids drivers from driving down a road, discourages people from climbing up a light pole or local government don’t want people to look up. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m stumped!

Pleased to meet you!

Pleased to meet you! A child greets one of the onlookers at the Cork Folk Festival after the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir” have sung and danced. There were lots of kids about and they were all having a great time! I love this photo because the parents look so happy, kids are drinking their […]

Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very […]

R&H Hall Mill on fire

R&H Hall Mill on fire This morning, the disused R&H Hall mill on Kennedy Quay, Cork City was the scene of a major fire. Smoke was visible from all over the city, wind blew the smoke up towards Mayfield and traffic was very heavy all over, probably because drivers slowed down to watch the plume […]

The Ryder Cup – Eye on the prize

The Ryder Cup – Eye on the prize Golf’s “biggest competition”, The 2006 Ryder Cup will begin this weekend with an influx of thousands of people to the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Games between Team Europe and Team USA begin on September 22 and continue until the 24th. I have to admit […]

The road to Ceili

The road to Ceili People stroll along the closed off St. Patrick’s Street to the Ceili Mor. Technique: I had to rotate the photo and crop it a small bit to get a straighter horizon, then some dodge/burn to bring out the contrast, and fired off the GIMP lomo plugin that creates two layers – […]

ESB – Broadband – Eircom

ESB – Broadband – Eircom Power, Internet, Telephone. The combination of critical services that keeps my job going. When they work we don’t care but failure in even one is disastrous. Pictured on St. Patrick’s Street while I was kneeling down and preparing to change lens. Anyone know which shop this was taken in front […]

Looking out for the kids

Looking out for the kids A wary father carries his son on his shoulder at the Ceili Mor as his photo is taken on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend. Looks like his passenger is enjoying the festival! I like this: State of Emergency – pictures from Vogue of models and Police. They’re scanned from Vogue […]

Girls dancing on the street

Girls dancing on the street People of all ages joined in the fun dancing on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend at the Ceili Mor, but there was a noticeable lack of male participation. Any man out there had his pick of the women! Are guys too shy, or are women better dancers? Me? I was […]

Pure joy! A child on drums!

Pure joy! A child on drums! Can you imagine the noise? Well, don’t worry, it was in the middle of the street! A child took control of the drums while the adults took a break during the Cork Folk Festival. From the programme I guess the group singing and dancing with accompanied drums and music […]

All the fun of the Ceili Mor

All the fun of the Ceili Mor The Ceili Mor on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork, last weekend. Last year the Ceili Mor attracted 8,371 people who broke the world record for the largest Irish dancing event! This year was a more modest event but still the people showed up and joined in, slowly at first, […]