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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Ferris Wheel on Grand Parade. Christmas 2019. It’s gone now, I presume.
A few photos taken around Cork City in December with Blarney Photography Club.