A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”.
This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!
A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today.
They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience.
Unfortunately we were in a hurry or I’d have stopped to ask what school they were from. Does anyone know? Their uniforms were purple..
This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there.
Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!
Two teenage girls on Patrick’s Street, Cork. One is lost in thought, while the other chats away.
Do you recognise the Special K poster in the background?
A young girl waits for her food in Abrakebabra, Patrick St. in Cork. Her hard expression is softened by the little hearts on her jumper, but somehow I think she can stand up for herself ..
Good news! My car passed the NCT this morning! 🙂
Oh the relief when the baby falls asleep. Twice the fun when you have two, eh Ryan?
A mother pushes a buggy with her two sons across Patrick Street in Cork while the two lads sleep serenely.
The car in the background is what caught my attention in the first place. Do you recognise it?
An old man stops at the end of Paul Street, Cork. I think he spotted me taking his photo.
Each year the Lord Mayor of Cork is given a top of the range Ford car to drive. It’s always the first car registered in the new year, hence the XX-C-1 number plate.
Unfortunately for the Lord Mayor, they have to give it back when their annual term is over. Such a car is now in the possession of a taxi driver in Blarney so at least it’s still serving the public ..
Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare..
Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!