The National Monument

The National Monument

The National Monument, Grand Parade Cork was erected in 1906 to commemorate those who died in uprisings against the British in 1867 and 1798.

It’s one of the few parts of the Grand Parade that hasn’t changed much despite all the redevelopment of the city.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s


  1. Reply
    Phil August 9, 2008

    ah yes i know this. lovely shot of it.

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    Detour August 9, 2008

    Nice dark blacks, good scene. Hate the angle. Really really don’t like the angle. (Gosh it’s uncomfortable being so harsh in a comment.)

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    Donncha August 9, 2008

    Thanks guys!

    Detour – The angle is on purpose because every single shot of this monument is the same old boring thing. I wanted to jazz it up a little πŸ™‚
    That’s not harsh at all! I’ve got a lot worse (and deservedly so, sometimes!)

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    Phil August 9, 2008

    maybe im too nice in my comments.
    your photos suck and i have a sore neck! πŸ˜‰

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    Richard August 9, 2008

    If you look at the figures facing east towards the mall you’ll notice that some are missing limbs and guns, etc. These were damaged in 2000 by a contractor on the main drainage project. They were saved but i recently noticed that after 8 years they have still not been put back up! strange…or incompetent, depending on your point of view

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    Donncha August 9, 2008

    Phil. I’m so hurt by your comment. Did you strain your neck trying to look at this photo? πŸ™‚

    Actually, I prefer constructive criticism to the usual “great shot”, but it can be very hard to articulate a comment about a photo!

    Richard – I’m sure I heard that elsewhere too. Heading into town tonight for a short while so I might get a look at the broken statues. Shame they’re not fixed, but not surprising.

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    Ovidiu August 12, 2008

    Personally I think that the angle is good. The crop however is a bit tight especially on the lower right side. I like the noise. Very creative.

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    firtun August 15, 2008

    I just love black and white pictures. Just great!

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