Clontarf Bridge Closed for Repairs

Clontarf Bridge in Cork City is closed for two months as it undergoes major rehabilitation works worth €2.5m according to this Evening Echo article. Tony O’Sullivan, senior engineer with Cork City Council’s roads department said they understood the disruption the bridge closure would cause, but had no alternative as major rehabilitation work is required. “ForRead More »

The half finished Opera Lane

The new Opera Lane in Cork City separates the gleaming buildings of the new development that was built right in the heart of the city and completed this year. Back in July it was a rugged dirty construction site, and this photo is a fitting end to 2009, and the Noughties. Not much construction workRead More »

Elysian Under Cover

Elysian Under Cover

The Elysian, as it was in March 2008, still under construction while the Irish Economy economy fell apart around it. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Academy Street Under Rubble

Academy Street, as it was back in August this year. Construction work has finished since. I wonder if it’ll ever start up again? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1250s

I’m Still Standing

It’s wonderful how some of the old buildings in Cork are preserved while all around them their neighbours are demolished and shiny new edifices rise. This one is of course on Emmett Place.

H&M Cork

H&M, one of the larger tenants in the new shopping center being built here on Academy Street. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s