Cork City Hall

Cork City Hall, on the banks of the River Lee. Shot on the same night as yesterday’s shot of Gardner House. Also not the first time I’ve posted a photo of City Hall! Only 9 places left for the photowalk. Unfortunately the weather forecast for Saturday is bad so umbrellas and raincoats are a must.Read More »

Gardner House

As I mentioned already in my Polish Coal post, my dad worked in Suttons Coals for years. Gardner House on the South Mall in Cork used to be called Suttons House but then coal’s fortunes changed. Oil and gas became more popular. Legislation banned any coal other than smokeless coal from urban areas and theRead More »

Open Happiness

Youghal, last April. Coca Cola sells happiness while Tesco tries to sell bargains. PS. I just posted a gallery of photos from the IBA 09 photowalk last February. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Reliant Robin

A Reliant Robin, as seen in Charlesfort near Kinsale last March. Remember the one on Mr Bean? Wikipedia has more on this diminutive car. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

O’Briens Sandwich Bar

“O’Briens’ HQ placed in examinership” according to this news report yesterday. This is their fairly recently opened (and more recently closed) “sandwich bar” on Oliver Plunkett Street here in Cork. Loved their Triple Decker, even if it was a little pricey. Hope the company survives. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISORead More »