Engarde! Construction continues in Cork

Will the construction work in Cork ever end? They just finished digging up the end of Washington Street and Grande Parade when they dig up that busy corner again.

Not quite as bad as the ESB or Bord Gais running a trench through brand new tarmac and leaving a broken road surface behind.

This shot is from the Grand Parade where brickwork is being laid into the ground around the original fountain that was recently restored there. Pics of that to follow!




  1. Reply
    Otto K. August 13, 2007

    If it’s like my city, it’ll never end. Really like the graininess of the image.

  2. Reply
    Alex August 13, 2007

    I’m curious how you got the grainy look – is this a 20D image?

  3. Reply
    Donncha O Caoimh August 13, 2007

    Thanks for the comments! Yes, it was taken with the Canon 20D, but I added the grain afterwards using GIMP’s “Scatter RGB” noise plugin on a new layer. I can’t remember what layer mode I used to merge them but it could have been “Overlay”. The one problem with adding noise to an image is that it has to be done each time you resize the image, as the noise becomes blurred by the resizing.

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