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Across the Chetwynd Railway Viaduct

Across the  Chetwynd Railway Viaduct

Most Cork people are familiar with the Chetwynd Railway Viaduct built over the Bandon Road near Bishopstown. Here it is from the top, in 2005.

An important and substantial landmark designed by Charles Nixon, Engineer, which makes a dramatic contribution to the surrounding area. It carried trains on its single line from Cork to West Cork until 1961. It stands 90ft above the road and has a 21ft span. The viaduct displays fine craftsmanship in the stone work seen in the piers and excellent design in the elegant steel arches.

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Focal length18mm
ISO1600
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Selling Oranges on Cornmarket Street

Selling Oranges on Cornmarket Street

In front of Castle Jewellers, June 2005.


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Focal length30mm
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Cork 2005

Cork 2005

Older visitors will recognise this poster if they were around Cork in 2005 when the city was “European Capital of Culture”.

This poster was draped over the city library, and I was very lucky to capture a tour bus as it drove past on a fine June day, exactly 17 years ago today.


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The Buildings of Chicago

The Buildings of Chicago

The famous Marina City Building Car Park, Chicago, 2005.


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The NRP Comandante João Belo (F480) in Cork

NRP Comandante João Belo (F480)

Back in 2005 many naval ships visited Cork Harbour and one of them was the NRP Comandante João Belo. According to this Wikipedia page it was sold to Uruguay but in 2005 it flew the colours of the Portuguese Navy.

You can find out more about this particular ship here but you’ll have to translate it to English if your Portuguese isn’t up to scratch.

In the background is the “Port of Cork” sign and the buildings of the now demolished Cork Bonded Warehouse.


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A horse on the beach

A Horse on the Beach

Many years ago on Garylucas Beach. September 2007.


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Focal length21mm
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Wake UP America

Wake UP America

A protestor on the streets of San Francisco in July 2007. I wonder what that man thought of the Obama and Trump years?

Edit: Alex posted a photo of the same man back in 2007 on his blog. That was a fun photowalk.


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Focal length10mm
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Shutter speed1/160s

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The Barren Gap of Dunloe

The Barren Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry in February 2007. I was up there recently and it couldn’t have been more different. A storm blew down the valley making life miserable for anyone walking the roads or trying to take photos of this scenic area.


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I’m a SHOW boy

I'm a SHOW boy

April 2006 and the Grand Parade was the scene of some merriment. Food and produce stalls were erected and entertainers entertained.

Note that they’re standing on the road? Now they’d be on the large pavement on the library side of the road!


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Focal length125mm
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Long Gone in Cork

Long Gone in Cork

Way back in 2005 before the Elysian was built. Look at all the buildings that are gone now:

  1. The warehouses in the foreground are gone.
  2. The Sextant was demolished last year.
  3. Cork Bonded Warehouses are gone a long time.
  4. In the far background many new buildings have gone up.

This view from the City Hall car park is no longer possible of course because the Elysian and new development along Alert Quay gets in the way. The new development is welcome but building more and more offices and hotels is a mistake. We need more residential development.


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Focal length72mm
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Rukos Skateboard Air Time

Rukos Skateboard Air Time

Catching the air on a Rukos skateboard in Emmett Place, Cork. September 2005.

I published a few more photos here a couple of years ago. You’ll recognise the skateboarder in one or two of the images!


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The Ruins of Lebowskis

The Ruins of Lebowskis
The Ruins of Lebowskis

Lebowskis on Marlboro Street in 2005. The Spyglass Tavern is now in this building I think if Google Maps is up to date. I wasn’t ever in Lebowskis and haven’t visited the Spyglass Tavern either.

Edit: The Atlas Bar is in that building now, not the Spyglass Tavern.


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Focal length18mm
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