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!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

H&M Cork

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
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Black and White, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

End of the Celtic Tiger

End of the Celtic Tiger

Construction. Ireland is too dependent on it but that’s old news now, but unspeakable just a year (or two) ago. Anyway, it’s the end of the boom, construction work has flatlined. The End is Nigh (and booted out the backdoor while we weren’t looking).

Shot in Youghal a few months back.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Sky, St Patrick's Street, Sun, Urban

Dunnes Stores for Better Value

The old Dunnes Stores on Patrick’s Street is now only a shadow of it’s former self. All that remains of the building is the front facade and a small portion of the side walls.
Construction work on the Paul Street development has levelled most of the back buildings in a square block, exposing the internals of other buildings to the elements.
I spotted photos hanging on the rear wall of a room left open to the elements after demolition. Surreal!

If any business person from Acadamy Street is reading this, can I go to the top of your building and shoot the construction site from on-high? Please!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Berwick Fountain

The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet ..

Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which marked the centre point of a bridge crossing what was then a city canal, now arched over and filled in to form the Grand Parade. The fountain is named after Walter Berwick, one time Chairman of the Quarter Sessions and was designed by Sir John Benson.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Eglinton Street, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

The Elysian Building Site

A look through the closed gate at the construction site of the new Elysian tower block in Cork.

It’s a far cry from what the building site looked like in 2005!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Father Mathew Quay, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Construction in the old warehouse

This is the ground floor of the old warehouse on Father Mathew Quay in Cork. For years it lay rotting away, an eyesore just behind the South Mall, but it’s being developed now. I guess there are apartments going in there, but I recall seeing only tiny windows on the upper floors. Anyone know?

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Architecture, Black and White, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, Landscape, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

The Grand Parade Construction Site

Another view down the Grand Parade and a look at the construction site that takes up most of the street! Well known shop fronts such as the Singer Sewing Centre are visible in the background. In sharp contrast, the new Soho bar and restaurant is right next to it. It’s all modern steel beams and plate glass.

Since this photo was taken they’ve taken down the fountain in the centre of the street. I presume it’ll be put back again?

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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