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The Spinning Ferris Wheel

The Spinning Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel on the Grand Parade spinning away delighting the crowds earlier this month.

Looking forward to 2022. It has to be better than 2021, and 2020.


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length25mm
ISO50
Shutter speed2.5s

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I’m a SHOW boy

I'm a SHOW boy

April 2006 and the Grand Parade was the scene of some merriment. Food and produce stalls were erected and entertainers entertained.

Note that they’re standing on the road? Now they’d be on the large pavement on the library side of the road!


Apertureƒ/5.6
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length125mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/250s

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Light Trails and the Ferris Wheel

Light Trails and the Ferris Wheel

I went into town today and after finding parking around Gilabbey Street I wandered around Grand Parade until the sun set and got a few photos of the ferris wheel there.

No stalls this year which is disappointing but with Covid19 on the rampage it’s understandable. Masks were seen inside and out among young and old.

There was a great festive mood in the city. Lots of families around, lots of music playing and people sitting outside shops and cafes drinking coffees, eating hot food and cold. I was amazed to see kids eat ice cream but it was a nice evening, not too cold in the city.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO50
Shutter speed5s

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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Covid19 Supporters Unite

Covid19 Supporters Together

Supporters of SARS-CoV-2 gathered on the Grand Parade yesterday to encourage members of the public to get infected with the virus instead of being vaccinated as it’s “just like the flu” or “the vaccine makes you sick”. There was a good turn out at the event and a spokesperson for the virus said they hoped for a positive bump in numbers in the next two weeks.

Thankfully they’re in the minority as 88.1% of over-18s in Ireland are now vaccinated. The journey to removing all restrictions will start next month, culminating on October 22nd when the only real restrictions will be:

  • Use of EU Digital Covid Certificate for international travel.
  • Wearing of facemasks in medical settings, retail and public transport.

The virus hasn’t gone away. Those that are vaccinated can still catch it but probably won’t get as sick or end up in hospital. I’m still going to be careful until numbers really go down.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 27mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Cork’s Ferris Wheel

Cork's Ferris Wheel

The ferris wheel that appears on Grand Parade each December pictured here in 2019!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 8s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

Got My Lunch

Got My Lunch

Grand Parade, Cork. May 2018. (almost exactly 3 years ago!)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Pigeon on Grand Parade

Pigeon on Grand Parade

A pigeon almost taking flight on Grand Parade near the Nano Nagle Bridge.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 120mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

The Hockey Skateboard Jump

The Hockey Skateboard Jump

Jumping in the air. Grand Parade.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 25.7mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Photos Street

Double The Fun

Double The Fun

Two skateboarders on Grand Parade, again. This time back in 2016 on the second day of the year.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

To Take Photos

To Take Photos

To Take Photos

Skateboards and photos on the Grand Parade.

Aperture ƒ/2.8
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 25.7mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The Blue Hand

The Blue Hand

Masked on Grand Parade, Cork. September 2020.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/610s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The Rebel Burger Co

The Rebel Burger Co

At Glow Cork last Christmas. Seems like a million years ago now!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/250s