Evening sky over Cork City

Evening sky over Cork City Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west. This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. This one isn’t quite as wide, and was created from one RAW image, shot after the sun had gone down. Like yesterday’s shot of the landmarks this was also taken at the top of the Grand Parade car park!

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Cork Landmarks

Cork Landmarks In this one single image are pictured several landmark buildings in Cork City: The bell tower of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells as it’s commonly known as. The North Cathedral can be glimpsed in the background. Part of SS Peter & Paul’s Church off Patrick Street in the foreground, and the distinctive red brick buildings on Paul Street that used to belong to that parish. (I think it was sold? I remember seeing a sign for a solicitor on one door!) The large distinctive roof to the left of Shandon Bells is I believe the roof of the Firkin Crane Centre by the old Butter Market. Is… Read More

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Brilliant Winter Leaves

Brilliant Winter Leaves Just over a month ago, some of the trees around here still had leaves. I took the camera with me one evening when we went for a walk around the park. The leaves were a lovely bright and vibrant colour, but obviously this has been a little touched up in the GIMP afterwards! 🙂

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Gorbys Nightclub

Gorbys Nightclub This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there. Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!

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Flickr Pro Stats

If you have a Flick Pro account, check out the new Flickr stats. You have to activate it first but it only takes 10 minutes or so for it to generate your stats. What surprised me was that my Pink Flowers photo was the most viewed image yesterday. It’s a nice photo but by digging into the stats I see that search engines sent 71% of the traffic. Just goes to show that you should set the title of your photos carefully!

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The lights at Finn’s Corner

The lights at Finn’s Corner A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars. No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!

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Penneys from Drawbridge Street

Pennys from Drawbridge Street Look carefully. The grey building in the background is Pennys on Patrick Street. This was taken on Drawbridge Street near Aroma. Once construction work commences in this view will be obscured forever. This is the same site as yesterday’s shot of Dunnes Stores and the JCB, from a different angle.

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A JCB in Dunnes Stores

A JCB in Dunnes Stores Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog. The whole block is now gone!

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Lost in thought

Lost in thought Two teenage girls on Patrick’s Street, Cork. One is lost in thought, while the other chats away. Do you recognise the Special K poster in the background?

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