Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky

The Fields of County Cork

On the way into Cork Airport I snapped this shot of the beautiful green fields of Co. Cork.

After the desert landscape of Arizona it was a relief to see familiar countryside again.

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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garrettstown, Ireland, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Water

The Happy Shih Tzu

Our Shih Tzu, Oscar, received a long overdue grooming today. Here he is on the 10th of December 2007. Can you imagine how much more hair grew since then?

Yes, this photo is very similar to this beach photo. They were taken moments apart. I’m running low on prepared images, it’s after 9pm and I have lots of other things to do tonight before I go to bed. *yawn*

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Canon 20D, Lights, London, Night, Photos, Sigma 18-200, United Kingdom, Urban

London Eye

The London Eye (or Millenium Wheel as it is also called) is clearly visible in this shot of London City Center taken last weekend as my plane banked on approach to Heathrow Airport.

We arrived around 7am when it was still dark. Thankfully I had my camera in a small bag at hand because I had missed some great shots of Tuscon, Arizona because my camera had been tucked away in the overhead bins.

Sorry for the large file size. It’s a noisy image, and Jpeg compression isn’t that great with random noise.

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Architecture, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Sky, Urban

Horgans of Blarney

The Irish flag flies outside Horgans of Blarney, a souvenir shop in the village.

Despite the fact that it’s between the butcher’s and a pub, I’ve never been in there. I doubt most locals have been.

Still, nice to see the flags waving!

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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Garrettstown, Ireland, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun

Soft golden sunset

Sunset over Garrettstown Beach.

PS. spammers are using the inphotos.org domain to send spam again which is why this site was down for most of the day. You should see the incoming traffic graph because of all the bounced messages. I have now shut down Postfix, and redirecting email to through my domain registrar, Joker.com who hopefully can handle the load better. Email to donncha@inphotos.org may not reach me for several hours however.

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Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Carroll’s Quay Apartments

This is the apartment block that sprang up opposite the car park, from which I took this photo.

The building itself is a dull grey monstrosity. Large windows look out on the street, hardly offering any privacy for residents. Tiny balconies sit outside some of the windows.

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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garrettstown, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Sun, Water

Shih Tzu on a sunset beach

Our Shih Tzu Oscar on Garrettstown Beach again. We forgot to bring a ball with us but Oscar went running after anything I threw.

He never did catch the object. I guess there’s nothing quite like a tennis ball eh?

I love the evening sun on him in this picture!

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Architecture, Black and White, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban, Vehicles

Emerald House B&B

At the corner of the main green in Blarney sits Emerald House B&B. I’ve never stayed there but they have a great location, right next to Blarney Castle.

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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Kinsale, Lights, Long Exposure, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Mr Whirly the ice cream man

An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Towering over Cork City

This tower is visible from a few places in Cork. I remember seeing it from near The South Infirmary and this is it seen from the multi storey carpark on the Grand Parade.

Is it up by Barracks Street?

I’m in Arizona for the week. Postings may be late in the evening.

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Abstract, Automattic, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban

Big brother is watching you

Big brother is watching you, wherever you go! CC TV cameras are sprouting up everywhere.

This one is just outside the AIB in Blarney. I happened to go to the AIB in Blackpool and counted at least 3 cameras near the entrance.

If you happen to use WordPress to power your blog, then grab Blog Voyeur and keep a seedy eye on your visitors.

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