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The Construction of The Grand Parade Cork

Grand Parade Under Construction

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 also posted photos of the construction before, with some of these photos appearing in older posts:

Seven years. That’s a long time to be running a blog and still updating it. I’ve been running Holy Shmoly! even longer but this blog is full of the photographic memories of a city and life over that period.
Most of the time taking photographs is a trade off between being there and looking through a lens. If you’re a photographer you’ll know the feeling. You may have attended a significant event but all you’ll remember was the pain of shooting at high ISO in bad light. When I can dig up old photos for a post like this it makes me glad I took my camera that day into town and snapped a few photos!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

One reply on “The Construction of The Grand Parade Cork”

This is a great photo of Grand Parade in Cork City before it was transformed in 2007 to what we see today. The car ruled the road. Cars parked everywhere, lanes going back and forth. The wide pavements in front of the City Library are a huge improvement over what was.

However, it does show me the dereliction that was present even back in 1973. See the boarded up front of the building on the far left? It was a hotel for some years, but there have been huge banners on it for years. Here’s one from 2005. How long has that building been empty?

Via this page on the Old Photos of Cork City & County Facebook group.
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