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The crowd at the parade

The crowd at the parade

Someone had a fancy video camera at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork in 2004.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length48.5mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Leisureplex a long time ago

The Leisureplex a long time ago

The Leisureplex on McCurtain Street in 2004.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length15.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church reflected in the River Lee.


Apertureƒ/4.5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length36.6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Street Musicians on Patrick Street

Street Musicians on Patrick Street

You’re more likely to see a street preacher or the guy with the “global harming” sign near this spot on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. Back in 2004 we were treated to some guitar and banjo playing.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length41.9mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/80s

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Cars dumped in a field

Cars dumped in a field

Near the Inniscarra Dam on the River Lee I went walking one afternoon in March 2005. Apart from the gorgeous scenery and the rolling hills and lovely fluffy clouds of a bright day I spotted two cars dumped in a field.

The Ford Escort license plate was “70 NZB” but I couldn’t see the other car’s plate. I presume they’re long gone now.

If they were dumped nowadays they’d probably sell for more second hand than new…


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length9.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/125s

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When Santa rode through Cork

When Santa rode through Cork

Santa rode through Cork City in 2003 as part of the annual Cork Toy Run that goes through the city. The last one was last year when they collected thousands of Euro for Children’s Leukaemia Association and Barnardos.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length9.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/30s

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Richard Frances 1686-7

Richard Frances 1686-7

The gravestone of Richard Frances, in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Boston as photographed in 2003 when I visited Cambridge. I remember looking up his name back then but didn’t find anything but years later there are a few traces of him online here and here.

The first resident of Massachusetts by the name of Francis that can be found on the records of that state is Richard, who was born in 1606, in England; and who located at first in Medford, afterwards in Dorchester, and, in 1636, settled in Cambridge, where he was made freeman in 1640. He married Alice Wilcox, 1644. They had five children.

There seem to have been several other parties by the name of Francis in the Massachusetts Colony. Savage in his history states that Francis Francis, of Reading, had a son John, born Feb. 4, 1657. Savage also refers to a John Francis, living at Braintree in 1650, with his wife Rose, who died 1659. He had two daughters: Elizabeth, b. 1657; and Susanna, b. 1659. Reference is also made to a Richard Francis, living at Northampton in 1675, “who came from the East” and was “clerk” of Turner’s Company in King Philip’s war, and “wrote a very good hand.” So far, nothing further has been brought to light concerning these parties, nor has their relationship to Richard of Cambridge been established, yet probably a relationship did exist.

Here lyeth buried the Body of
RICHARD FRANCES
Aged 81 year or There about
died March ye 24 1686-7.
(Richard Francis, Cambridge, freeman 1640, member of the church; his wife’s name was Alse (Alice).

Aperture ƒ/2
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 10.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Boston Chess

Boston Chess

Playing chess in Boston, August 2003.

Aperture ƒ/2
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Focal length 10.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Michael Mansfield of Ardmore, Co Waterford

Many years ago I published a few photos of Ardmore in Co Waterford. The post received a number of comments about one particular photo of a gentleman on a motorbike. His name was Michael Mansfield and unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but that hasn’t stopped the occasional visitor from leaving a comment since then, the most recent being yesterday.

That comment prompted me to look up the photos I made that day in 2005 to find more photos of Michael Mansfield. Here are the three I found, including the one that appeared in the original post.

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Reading the comments I wish I had stopped to talk to Michael. He seems to have been quite the character around Ardmore!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 25.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Aerfort Chorcai

“Corcaigh”. Ainm an aerfort ar barr an foirgneamh i Mí Nollaig 2004.

The old airport building was closed in 2006. I left from that building and returned to the new building. Oddly enough my photo archive shows I wasn’t away on the 15th August 2006 so they obviously didn’t start using the new building straight away.

Aperture ƒ/2.3
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 22.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Academy Street in 2004

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 9.7mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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English Market

Aperture ƒ/2.3
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 21.4mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s