Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Father and son in the square

A father and his offspring walk about after the parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork this year. Normally this is a busy junction but it was closed off for a few hours to make way for the festivities.

Patrick’s Street can be seen in the background with the statue of Fr. Mathew rising into the air.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Girls on the street

St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street.

We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way I crouched down to get a shot of the wheel and the pole receding into the sky and when I got up this group of girls were looking at me. One asked what I was doing and of course I had to take their photo since they were enjoying themselves so much!

PS. Thank you Meg for linking to my blog at Cute Overload. Your blog must do some savage amount of traffic if referrers from your site are anything to go by. I did as much traffic here yesterday as I’d normally do on ocaoimh.ie!
PPS. Greetings to Zefrank too. I agree, check out the show, although can there be anyone left who hasn’t seen Ze Frank at least once?

I like these. Claire went exploring an old house: part 1, part 2.

I like these too – Donal’s Stomp photos are particularly good especially as they were taken at a live performance and in a darkened theatre! Very good!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 13mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, Street

Patrick’s Day in pictures

Revelers who were obviously having a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork!

Patrick's Day in pictures

Big and crazy hats were the order of the day for many visitors and spectators

Patrick's Day in pictures

Crowd Safety officials had their hands full with the large crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. I think they’re worried.

Patrick's Day in pictures

A carousel in Emmet’s Place attracted parents and kids and did a roaring business after the short St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. Each time themachine came to a halt parents and children alike both rushed up to grab their places!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Candid, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sky, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Dancing in the street

All by himself, but he was enjoying the band that were playing a few feet away!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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A Crowd Pleaser

More mono cycle madness on St. Patrick Street! This is near the end of his act. The crowd really enjoyed his show!
Shot during the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006 in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/1600s
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Black and White, Cork, Ireland, Market, People, Photos, St Patrick's Festival, Street, Urban

Buy a hot dog

I’d call them hot dogs simply because I’m ignorant of the German name used on the sign outside this stall. Whatever they’re called they were delicious!
Pictured during the St. Patrick’s Festival Cork 2006.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Cork, Ireland, Market, People, Photos, St Patrick's Festival, Street, Urban

All good stuff

Is chocolate bad and contain calories if it’s all organic and good and pure and sold in a homely fashion? Go on, you know you want some!
Yummy looking chocolate brownies for sale at a stall during the St Patrick’s Festival Cork 2006!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Candid, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Fun on a monocycle

A street performer climbs onto his monocycle during the St Patrick’s Festival 2006.
I love the second picture here. It shows just how crazy he was as he got the crowd cheering and enthusing about his act.

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Joe, the Devil and an Angel

Joe was a simple man. He is like most of us haunted by his own devils but also protected by an angel by his side.
In this street drama Joe was continually tempted by the devil, but then he found a small bird lying dead on the ground. What will he do? Leave it there for someone to walk on or a car to roll over or bury it with some dignity?
Thankfully Joe’s Angel gained the upper hand and with some ceremony Joe buried the poor bird in a nearby bin.

Street drama as part of the St Patrick’s Festival 2006 in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Academy Street, Black and White, Cork, Ireland, Market, People, Photos, St Patrick's Festival, Street, Urban

The French Soap Seller

One of the stalls at the St. Patrick’s Festival Market sold perfumed soaps and other crafts. This French gentleman owned the stall and cheerfully told us that he’d be travelling the country until his stock ran out, at which point he’d return home and have to do household chores for his wife!
I think he enjoyed life on the road.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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