Advertising, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, St Patrick's Street, Urban

Chemtrails Conspiracy

Look up. The trails of cloud or “chemtrails” left by planes could be poisoning you! Really! It’s all on the Internet!

The Chemtrail conspiracy theory claims that some trails left behind jet aircraft are different in appearance and quality from those of normal contrails, may be composed of harmful chemicals, and are being deliberately produced, and covered up by the government. These unusual trails are referred to as “chemtrails” (a portmanteau of “chemical trails”).

Pictured a few meters from Think Superwoman.

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Focal length 20mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/25s
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Advertising, Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards.

Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later! 🙂

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Abstract, Advertising, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Fermoy, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Sky, Urban

Irish Post Office

The post box outside a post office in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Advertising, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald

These are the swanky new offices of estate agent Sherry FitzGerald in Cork. I find it intriguing that the owners decided to bring in other agents to sell the other floor space in the building.

There are signs for Savills/Hamilton Osborn King and Lisney on the top floor directly above the "Sherry FitzGerald" logo. I’d be really unhappy about that if I was them and had spent so much money on new offices. 🙂

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Advertising, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Marlboro

Clothes pegs in a textured cloth bag, Marlboro branded plastic bag, 1993 calendar. Shot at my parents-in-law house.

I love the texture of the clothes bag, but that wasn’t what attracted my attention at first. It was the calendar and the Marlboro bag. Since cigarette advertising is now banned it’s unusual to see any sign outside of shops.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Advertising, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Princes Street, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Urban

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste

Like the stone laid by Barbara Jessie Burton in 1927, this doorway probably goes unnoticed by most people on Prince’s Street. It’s right next to the stone linked above, but the door is usually closed.
I spotted this colourful mosaic out of the corner of my eye and recognised the Burton name from my previous post.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Advertising, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, St Patrick's Street, Urban

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival starts on the 14th of October this year and will run until the 21st.

They’ve obviously spent quite a bit on advertising as these banners are visible all the way up Patrick Street.

Still, I’ve never been to a film during the festival. Others take time off work and sit in darkened theatres for the duration of the festival soaking up the celluloid culture.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Advertising, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Ramones Fan

A Ramones fan walks down Patrick’s Street. I love the eyes of the poster looking out ..

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Advertising, Black and White, California, Candid, Canon 20D, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Street, United States, Urban

Jesus Christ still loves you

A year ago I photographed this man holding the sign saying Jesus Christ Loves You in San Francisco. Amazingly he’s still in the same spot. That’s dedication for you!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 13mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Advertising, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Santa & Cole in Cork

Santa came to Cork early this year, sort of. This metal work is from somewhere on the Grand Parade in Cork. It’s designed by the firm of Santa & Cole, obviously, and seems to be a perfect place for people to throw their litter unfortunately.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Advertising, Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Urban

The Elysian will be so wonderful

If you’ve driven around Cork over the past year you can’t fail to miss the huge 17 storey tower going up in the south of the City. It’s called the Elysian and when it’s finished it will I think be the tallest building in the Republic of Ireland.

Now, compare that with the 60 storey skyscraper being built in San Francisco just a few blocks from Matt’s apartment. The top of it seems to be perpetually in fog.

Anyway, the Irish developers of the Elysian have all this positive advertising with people looking to heaven and wondrous slogans to get the positive vibe going about this massive building, when in fact it’s only a middling little building when compared with what the rest of the world has done.

Way back in 2005 this is what the building site looked like, and a year later, check out the huge crane.

I guess I’m glad that we don’t have the population density that makes huge buildings necessary, not yet anyway.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Abstract, Advertising, Canon 20D, Cork, Currabinny, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs

Absolutely crazy in Ireland

I spotted this sticker on the pier at Currabinny, Co. Cork. I have no idea what “Absolutely, Crazy – Cowes’05” refers to and a quick bit of research didn’t show up anything.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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