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We’re With You Ukraine

We're With You Ukraine

A banner above the carpark off Grand Parade proclaims, “WE’RE WITH YOU UKRAINE”.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/500s

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Ferris Wheel in Bright Sunlight

Ferris Wheel in Bright Sunlight

The Ferris Wheel on the Grand Parade last December. A glorious, sunny, and mild December afternoon just before the new year.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/500s

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Cork 2005

Cork 2005

Older visitors will recognise this poster if they were around Cork in 2005 when the city was “European Capital of Culture”.

This poster was draped over the city library, and I was very lucky to capture a tour bus as it drove past on a fine June day, exactly 17 years ago today.


Apertureƒ/7.1
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length55mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/100s

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Silhouettes on Grand Parade

Silhouettes on Grand Parade

Nearing the end of the year, 2021, and the weather was fine. The sun was shining and it was a warm winter’s day.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length77mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/800s

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Waiting at the Lights

Waiting at the Lights

Relaxing at the lights. Shure, we might just stay here.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/500s

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Waiting at the lights

Waiting at the lights

Waiting at the lights of the Grand Parade/Washington Street junction.

Finn’s Corner was still open back in 2019 when I took this photo.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Jam for Freedom

Jam for Freedom

A covid supporter/anti-vaxxer tries to persuade someone that the virus that has killed millions world wide is harmless. August 2021.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO160
Shutter speed1/500s

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Pro-Ukraine demonstration in Cork

One of the nice things about having your own blog is that you can say something that would get your message filtered on Twitter on Facebook for the profanity, so here goes. Fuck Putin. Fuck him and the horse he rides in on and his smug face and for everything bad he’s done to Ukraine, to Russian people, to Syria, to Georgia, and to everyone his regime has hurt over the years. Fuck him.

#IStandWithUkraine


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/250s

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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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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