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The Oldest Bridge in Ireland

The Oldest Bridge in Ireland

The oldest bridge in Ireland is claimed to be this bridge built by St. Patrick in the 6th century. It’s on the grounds of Moville Boutique Hostel in Co. Donegal.

I say “claimed” because there are others such as the Esker Bridge in Dublin and this one in Trim.

Who knows? The hostel is lovely and well worth a visit so you might as well visit the bridge while you’re there!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/8s

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The Cahersiveen Viaduct

The Cahersiveen Viaduct

Cahersiveen Railway Station was opened in 1893 and operated until 1960 and this viaduct across the local river still stands to this day.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 55mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/160s
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The view from Quinta da Foz

The view from Quinta da Foz

One of the benefits of working from home at Automattic is meeting up with your team a few times a year in various parts of the world. Obviously that did not happen last year, won’t happen this year either and we had been playing a meetup for April or May last year but that didn’t work out.
In November 2019 I met my team in Porto, Portugal. During the week we had a day to relax so we did a tour of vineyards. After a lengthy drive we toured a couple, took a boat ride on the local river and had a nice meal in a local restaurant. The Quinta da Foz was the second vineyard we visited and it was wonderful. Old architecture and setting mixed with new technology to make wine.

Here’s the view from the road in front looking out on a tributary of the Douro River. It’s a beautiful part of Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Photography Photos Urban

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

The Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, Portugal last November.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Lights of The Mary Elmes Bridge

The Lights of The Mary Elmes Bridge

The Lights of The Mary Elmes Bridge

Mary Elmes was an an Irish aid worker who saved many Jewish children from being transported to concentration camps during World War II.

In 1942, the Vichy authorities made it clear that Jewish children were not legally allowed to be exempt from being sent to the concentration camps, as they had been. Elmes, with help from some colleagues, rescued dozens of children, taking them to safe houses or helping them flee the country altogether. Well aware that she was putting herself at risk, Elmes hid many children in the boot of her car and drove them to safe destinations. She aided many others by securing documents, which allowed for them to escape through the undercover network in Vichy France.

She was born in Cork in 1908 and today, a new bridge named in her honour was opened officially (backup) by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan.

See more on Twitter.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 5s
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Black and White Photography Photos

El Balconcillo de los Gaitanes

El Balconcillo de los Gaitanes

El Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Spain. April 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 27mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Shakey Bridge Sways

Daly’s Bridge, Cork. Ireland. December 2014.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

The Bridge at Inistioge

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White Photography Photos

Geri in Rebagliati Park

Rebagliati Park, Whistler. September 2017 at the #a8cgm.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 30s
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This is Whistler

Just before dawn in Rebagliati Park, Whistler. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 15s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Shaky Bridge

The Shaky Bridge as it’s known locally or Daly’s Bridge named after one the people who financed it in the mid 1920’s.

November 2013.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

St. Patrick’s Bridge

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s