Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Cork rooftops on and on

Cork rooftops on and on

The view from the Grand Parade Car Park is a wonderful one in every direction. Rooftops and the architectural sites of the city can all be seen from there. In this view you can only see the rooftops of the city’s shops and old buildings but in the middle distance is the construction work on the block by Emmett Place (featured a few days ago).

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street

Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street

Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street Cork opened again last Thursday. This is the store pictured at the end of August when a timer counted down the days to opening.

‘Course, every time I think of this store, I think of the super hero who posed outside it hawking leaflets a few years ago!

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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place in Cork is the sight of feverish building work for the past year or two as a huge city block was torn down and then built up again. Here’s the view from the excellent Aroma Restaurant.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

The French Armada Anchor in Bantry

French Armada Anchor

An anchor sits in the main square in Bantry Town.

According to the Wikipedia page on the town,

This anchor from the French Armada force in 1796 was discovered off the northeast point of Whiddy island, Bantry Bay, in 1980 by the Dutch salvage company Smit Tak

Couldn’t find much else about it online after a brief search. Odd.

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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban, Washington Street

Culhan(e)

Culhane

Mannix and Culhane on Washington Street occupies a low single storey building on the corner with North Main Street. Did they lose the top floors of their building a few years ago? I remember a girl was killed just up the road when falling masonry from a neighbouring building fell on her.
I have a vague recollection that this building was found to be similarly weak but maybe I’m making it all up in my head.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 40D, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Castle Street in Ruins

Castle Street in Ruins

A building on Castle Street in Cork City collapsed yesterday crushing a parked car but thankfully not hurting anyone. This is the scene earlier today where the building has been demolished and in the process of being cleared up. As I left, a truck reversed into the street, presumably to take rubble away.

The crushed car is in the foreground and according to a man I met at the scene belongs to a local business man (and still had a year on it’s NCT, don’t think it’ll pass the next one!)

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Glass Clouds

Glass Clouds

It’s odd sometimes when you’re traveling through the towns of Ireland and you come across the remnants of the Celtic Tiger, usually newly built and empty office buildings.

This is one such building, near the waterfront in the town of Kilrush in County Clare. It faces on to a broad street but all the other buildings are more traditional ones. This glass fronted edifice looked very empty on the day we walked past.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Patterns in the Wall

Patterns in the Wall

Dotted patterns decorate some of the panels on the new building on Half Moon Street I blogged yesterday. This is on the Paul Street side.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Construction work on the new block on Half Moon Street, Cork nears completion and reflects the brightly lit houses on the far side of the River Lee and the looming grey storm clouds.

This shot’s for Richard who commented on a shot taken the other direction last week.

PS. entries are still being accepted for the free night in the hotel draw. Closes on Friday, so be sure to leave a comment if you’re interested in coming!

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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Towering Over Our Heads

Towering Over Our Heads

The Clock Tower in Youghal is an imposing building close up, especially as it’s so unusual in having a tunnel through it’s ground floor!

We’re going to have a photowalk in Cork on Saturday, September 26th. It’s going to be sometime in the morning, before noon but that won’t really matter because hopefully most of those taking part will have stayed the night in the nearby Montenotte Hotel!
As a special deal for photographers, the hotel is setting aside 20 rooms for us on the night of the 25th. 17 are discounted with single rooms costing 39 Euro including breakfast and double/twin rooms at 29 Euro/pp, also including breakfast.
After the photowalk we’ll descend on the Boardwalk Bar & Grill for a complementary lunch, and there may even be an opportunity for a select few to head out on a speed boat along the river.

So what about the other 3 rooms? That’s the thing. I think they’ve lost their minds, someone’s got a screw loose up there. They want to give them away free! The hard part is deciding who gets the rooms for the night so the fairest way to do it is the usual blogger way. Leave a comment here if you want to be in with a chance.

Before you hit the Submit button, only leave a comment if you’re a photographer and you’ll be accompanying us around Cork City on the morning of the 26th. Make sure you link to your photoblog or your Pix.ie or Flickr stream when you leave your comment.

On Friday sometime I’m going to close comments on this post and 3 people will be chosen semi-randomly. If you don’t link to your photoblog or photo stream you won’t have a chance. It’s a great prize to win so we have to be a little stricter than normal.

There’ll also be a competition at the hotel for the best photo of the hotel or the view.

Thanks Damien and Pat for organising this. Should be a good weekend for all!

Disclaimer – I’m not at all involved with the hotel, not getting paid for this. I’m just getting the word out there.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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