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Chocolate Lollies

Chocolate Lollies Who can resist chocolate? Feast your eyes on this stall at the St. Patrick’s Festival Cork!

A riot of colour from Peru

A riot of colour from Peru One of the more colourful stalls at the open air market during the St Patrick’s Festival in Cork!

The candle seller’s red hat

The candle seller’s red hat This man was selling scented candles on a small table in front of the Crawford Art Gallery. The sense of smell is one of our most primitive and releases memories and stirs emotions. He was doing a brisk trade. When I saw his woolly red hat I had to make […]

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market One side of Academy Street was taken up by a long line of stalls populated by an international host of sellers! There were biscuits and cakes from Brittany, soaps and wooden toys from France, clothes and trinkets from Peru and lots more. I took a few shots of this scene […]

Such is the wonder of childhood

Such is the wonder of childhood A young child watches a street performer go through his act on Patrick’s Street, Cork last Saturday as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006.

Mr Crow performs for St Patrick’s Festival 2005 in Cork

Mr Crow uses his head Mr Crow teaches juggling The look of joy Mr Crow’s balancing act “On the count of three you pull!” Mr Crow is crazy, there’s no question of that. First of all he introduced his ex-girlfriend’s head, which he swung around his own head while juggling 3 doll heads! He “helped” […]

Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo

Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago seems to be the centre of protests by animal welfare activists on an on-going basis. Conditions for the animals in the zoo must be exceptionally bad as animal deaths are reported regularly. It’s a shame, […]

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo On the 5th day of our trip to Chicago, Darren took us to Lincoln Park Zoo. I had been there already back in 2003 but this time it was a lot more interesting! I got some wonderful shots of the animals […]

Arrival of the L

Arrival of the L I love capturing motion and stillness in one frame and shooting underground in a subway station is perfect because: low light, fast moving train with bright internal lights, waiting passengers. I think I took this in one of the stations under State Street, Chicago. Have a great time at the blog […]

Fixing up the Apple Store

Fixing up the Apple Store Workers pictured in the Apple Store Magnificent Mile, Chicago. The top of the image is the front and side of the store. This is the store in which I was asked not take photos in 2003!

Small Figures

Small Figures Small figures run for cover to get out of the downpour. You’ll be glad to hear that this is the last of my shots from this square for the time being! Pictures of the day: mute, Eric, Iced Coffee, nowords, Gareth Marlow, Learning to see, Mystery Me

Not happy in the rain

Not happy in the rain Moments after my previous shot another group ran for cover from the downpour! Definitely not “singing in the rain” this morning!

Grab your bag and run!

Grab your bag and run! I’m not sure where this is. We sheltered from a very heavy rain storm and watched while people ran for cover from all over. Thankfully the storm didn’t last too long and I wandered to Millennium Park!

three vs three

three vs three Waiting to cross the street.

Old Navy’s Fred

Old Navy’s Fred If you wander into the Old Navy Store on State Street in Chicago you may bump into Fred. He has worked there for years, he’s very patient, nice and accommodating and did his level best to help us get the best bargains while shopping! This isn’t a great photo, it was a […]