Before the Elysian

The Elysian, the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland was completed in 2008, but before that An Post had a sorting office on the site, and before that it was a train station. Out of the shot to the left were buildings belonging to Suttons on Albert Quay up until 2015 but have since been demolished and now One Albert Quay sits on the site. This photo was taken in 2005 on US Day, October 1st, after the An Post building was demolished. It’s a panorama made (in Affinity Photo) from a number of images, one of which I posted in 2005. I think all or most of… Read More

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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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Highrise Property

The Elysian, as seen from Merchant’s Quay carpark on a bright day in May. You can also see numerous other buildings and get a feel for how the 17 storeys of this tall building looms over the rest of the city. Must be a great view from up there! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Traffic by the Elysian

Traffic by the Elysian Traffic stops at the lights by the building site of the Elysian. I passed by the other side of it, past the low rise section of the building and it towers over the street. It’s massive!

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Highrise Construction Over Cork City

Highrise Construction Over Cork City Cranes still rise into the air, towering over everything else, even the Elysian Tower pictured on the right of this image. The Irish economy may be slowing down but there’s still plenty of life in the old dog yet! Happy new year! May 2008 be even better than 2007!

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Towering over the Elysian building site

Towering over the Elysian building site It’s amazing how much this building site has changed in the last few years. This was taken last May. Now if you took this picture much of the sky would be blocked out by the 3 or 4 storey building work on this side of the site.

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