The demolition of Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Parts of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock are being demolished as part of the somewhat controversial redevelopment of the area. This Examiner article has some photos and a video of the stadium before demolition: Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 70mm ISO 125 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Construction on Academy Street, Cork

Now there are gleaming store fronts on Academy Street, Cork but back in 2008 the old offices of the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo had just been demolished and work was under way on the skeleton of the new buildings. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/4000s

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One Albert Quay Development

Albert Quay will soon be the site of a glass fronted office block, either 7 stories or 9 stories high. Here are a few photos of the site as it was over the last month. Not much to see except rubble and machinery. The well known front of the building will be coming down soon I’m sure, if it hasn’t already. Here’s the brochure the developer published for the site. The Examiner article from last February is a good write up, and has this photo, I hope they don’t mind if I copy it here. I bet the article itself will be a 404 within a year or two.. Planners… Read More

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Construction on Academy Street

Back in 2008 Academy Street, Cork looked very different. The clothes shops and Opera Lane had yet to be built. If you stood in the same spot today all you’d see would be the shining façade of consumerism. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/20s

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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

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Endangered Species

Not so long ago these metal edifices defined the skyline in Cork and other Irish cities. They’re all gone in Cork now, but there’s still one left in Killarney, County Kerry. I hear tourists are taking photos of them now.. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

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County Hall Deconstructed

County Hall in Cork, as it was in 2005. Not so long ago it was flooded but it looks vaguely impressive when seen from certain viewpoints since the facelift it received in this photo. Shame it’s built on a flood plain. Aperture ƒ/22 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/50s

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