Diego in Town
Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Diego in Town

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Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Masks down to eat ice cream.

I barely used my camera in April. I took one photo with it and it was a test shot of my office window. My first time taking the camera out was May 9th when we had to go into town to do some shopping.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Social distancing while waiting in line for coffee.

Not many people were wearing masks then, but social distancing was happening. The city was still mostly shut down and there weren’t that many people about.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Advertising for a movie that came out 2 months before.

It was a sign of the times that an advertisement for a movie released in mid-March was still showing on a bus at the start of May. The country had ground to a halt.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

You can’t sit here. Public transport was pretty empty during lockdown.

Masks become mandatory today in shops and public transport. The next phase of unlocking the economy has been put on hold. Pubs were supposed to open on August 10th but that won’t be happening.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/250s
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

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The Daphne Caruana Galizia Memorial

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Memorial

Flowers, candles and tributes to Daphne Caruana Galizia left at the foot of the Great Siege Monument, opposite the Law Courts in Valletta.

Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated on October 16th, 2017 when a bomb exploded in her car close to her home. She was an investigative journalist in Malta who, “revealed controversially sensitive information and allegations relating to a number of Maltese politicians and the Panama Papers scandal.” Her investigative work was continued in the Daphne Project.

Her memorial at the foot of the Great Siege Monument was being removed every night and supporters replaced it in the morning but recently that has changed and, as of January this year, it had remained intact for a month. Later, in March a court ruled that the removal of the monument violated protesters’ right to freedom of expression.

The Council of Europe report (mirror) [PDF] quoted in the picture reads:

Even after her death, there remains an appearance of government hostility towards Ms Caruana Galizia. People outraged by her assassination, who were determined to keep her memory alive and campaign for the masterminds to be brought to justice, began placing flowers, candles and written messages as an informal memorial at the symbolic site of the ‘Great Siege Monument’ opposite the court of justice. Dr Bonnici, in his capacity as minister for culture, ordered that the memorial be removed every night, and closed the monument for three months for restoration work (compare that to the 11 days it took to restore the Arc de Triomphe in Paris after it was extensively vandalised during ‘gilets jaunes’ demonstrations). One is left with the impression that the government would prefer that Ms Caruana Galizia be erased from the public memory.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 25mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/500s
Photography, Photos, Street

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Memorial

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The ATM has Legs
Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The ATM has Legs

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The Rebel Burger Co
Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The Rebel Burger Co

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This is one way to social distance

Porto, Portugal, November 2019. Long before SARS-CoV-2 hit Europe. Street photography feels like a forbidden art now that we are all at home and we’re not allowed on the streets in any numbers.

* You obviously should not walk around with a locker like this. STAY AT HOME!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/500s
Black and White, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Social Distancing with a Locker

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MacCurtain St Construction Site
Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The MacCurtain St Construction Site

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Walking the Road
Black and White, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Walking the Road

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The Face in the Graffiti
Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The Face in the Graffiti

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