Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street.
It is reputed that this post was a cannon used in the Siege of Cork in 1690. Up until last year it sat on the corner of the pavement but as you can see here the new surface flattened everything out.
It’s been sitting there for as long as I remember, does anyone know anything more about it?
Colourful buildings on the Grand Parade look out onto the continuing construction on the street. Who knows when it’ll end?
They are 58x43cm prints, are mounted on a raised plinth with a deep frame and all images are signed by the artist. That’s what I was doing in Rob’s workshop on Monday!
Haydn went to extra ordinary lengths to have these images printed to the highest standards. As he puts it himself,
An additional problem is I wanted to print at a very high standard. Courtesy of Hewlett Packard I eventually got to use their z3100 and z 6100 machines which print with 12 and 8 inks respectively. I also wanted to use heavy durable paper and Vivera inks which have a no-fade lifespan exceeding 150 years.
Haydn, it was worth the extra effort. The prints are gorgeous!
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!
Little baby Adam passed another major milestone in his life yesterday. Last night he slept in his own room for the first time!
He slept soundly until about 3am, woke and made a bit of fuss until he fell asleep again until about 6am when he was happy enough to kick about his cot for a while until we got up and fed him.
Just over a week ago he started on solid food. That was fun!
Cranes over the construction site at the old Guy and Company site make for a striking image at night.
This was taken from the Tesco multi-storey car park, a few metres away from where I shot Clouds move at night.
Yesterday we had to bring the car for a service so I took the opportunity to travel to visit the framer in Kilbrittain and sign the border of the prints Haydn has made. The prints look great, they’re raised up from the background border and will eventually be framed in a deep frame. I hope to post photos of my visit in the next few days if I get the time to work on the photos.
Mom and daughter hurry past on Panna after shopping in Adams Kids.
In the background is the old Dunnes Stores which has been pulled down leaving the front facing of the building and a wide swath of destruction and deconstruction behind it extending to Emmet Place.
Cross processed in the GIMP with the curves tool.
Red and white flags flew all over Cork City today and for the past week in anticipation of the All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry.
Unfortunately Kerry won and decisively so too as I heard from my father-in-law Frank who filled me in on all the gory details!