The boys are asleep

The boys are asleep Oh the relief when the baby falls asleep. Twice the fun when you have two, eh Ryan? A mother pushes a buggy with her two sons across Patrick Street in Cork while the two lads sleep serenely. The car in the background is what caught my attention in the first place. Do you recognise it?

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The Lord Mayor’s car

The Lord Mayor’s car Each year the Lord Mayor of Cork is given a top of the range Ford car to drive. It’s always the first car registered in the new year, hence the XX-C-1 number plate. Unfortunately for the Lord Mayor, they have to give it back when their annual term is over. Such a car is now in the possession of a taxi driver in Blarney so at least it’s still serving the public ..

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Patrick Street from Mothercare

Patrick Street from Mothercare Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare.. Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!

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Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams’ confused identity Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards. Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later! 🙂

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Cu Na Mara

Cu Na Mara A bright red trawler pictured in Dingle Harbour last September. The name of the vessel, “Cu Na Mara”, literally means "Hound of the Seas"! Bigeoino says I made it to the front of “Cork Places”. Does anyone know what that is? Is it a magazine? I’m going to ask in Easons later today.

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Union Square from afar

Union Square from afar Union Square in San Francisco as seen from my floor at the hotel we stayed in.

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Housing market slow?

Housing market slow? The Irish housing market is slowing down but sales are still being made. A tiny house down the road from this one in Blarney sold a few weeks ago even though I’m sure you could hardly swing a cat in it …

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Parked Motorbikes

Parked Motorbikes Two motorbikes parked on the South Mall attracted my attention especially as a strong sun reflected off the clean chrome. Yes, I know there’s a weird diagonal, yes it is distracting. Yes, it is intentional. Enjoy!

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St. Anne’s Church Tower

St. Anne’s Church The Shandon bell tower of St. Anne’s Church is one of the most recognisable sights around Cork. Here it is viewed from the end of Academy Street by Patrick’s Street.

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