Posts in Category: Urban

In the Sultan Restaurant, Cork

Taoufik and brothers in the Sultan Restaurant

The Sultan Restaurant recently reopened after extensive renovations but I’ve had this photo ready to upload for some time so I thought I should post it sooner rather than later.

This is Taoufik (centre) and his brothers in the restaurant pictured after I ate there earlier this year. Their food is amazing. I have a few photos I took with my phone of our meal but they don’t do the food justice, you’ll just have to take my word for it that eating at the Sultan is an experience you’ll want to repeat!

Taoufik also runs a stall in Blackrock village on Sunday mornings and in Douglas on Saturday (I think). Say hi from me if you see him!

Make sure you check their Facebook page too where they post updates and news.

Green Hair on St. Patrick’s Day

Green Hair on St. Patrick's Day

A girl taking part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney had a green wig on. Well, so did lots of people! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/100s

Yellow Flowers in Fitzgerald Park

Beautiful yellow flowers in Fitzgerald Park are one of the pleasures of the park in the summer. The garden in front of the museum always looks beautiful and well tended.

Aperture ƒ/18
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Chips Anyone?

Chips, or fries as they’re known in the USA, sit cold and ignored.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s

Lollipops and Ants

Discarded confectionery at the football grounds in Cobh around 7 years ago.

*Lick*

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Zavvi Cork

Remember Zavvi in Cork? They took over from Virgin Megastore which then became Director’s Cut in The Queen’s Old Castle.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/25s

Dark Clouds over the Conor Pass

The sun momentarily shone through the clouds over the Conor Pass, Kerry.

Blarney Men’s Shed win best St. Patrick’s Day Parade float

Blarney Men's Shed

The Men’s Shed in Blarney constructed this fabulous float for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney yesterday. It was voted the best float of the day by a panel who reviewed the parade.

The cart was made by members of the Shed so, as the announcer in the village said, it may be the newest cart pulled by a horse in the country now.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/100s

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

The Grand Parade in Cork was quite different 11 years ago. Outside Bishop Lucey Park was an uneven path, the centre of the street was a narrow section between two busy strips of tarmac. And of course the Capitol Cinema was still open. I’m glad the monstrosity pictured here was never built there, even if the site is still dormant. More info on the history of that site available here.

This shot was taken within minutes of this Grand Parade shot I posted last month.