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On the way home

Black and white image of a shadowed man walking through gates towards a train station

Heading home, late at night to the train station in Dublin on November 1st.


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Korey Power on Patrick Street

Korey Power on Patrick Street
Korey Power on Patrick Street
Korey Power on Patrick Street

My wife and I came across Korey Power singing on Patrick Street, in front of Brown Thomas. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered to listen. He has a great voice!

Yes, a gentleman in the background was dancing and enjoying the music too. Did a fine job of it!


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Waiting for the Train in Chicago

Waiting for the Train in Chicago

Many years ago in August 2003 I was waiting for the L in Chicago to bring me to work.


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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”.


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The Lottery Card Seller

The Lottery Card Seller

A lady selling lottery tickets in Palafrugell, Spain.


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Finished with the shopping

Finished with the shopping

Looks like she was finished with shopping and really needed a nice cup of tea.


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When did you last use a public phone?

When did you last use a public phone?

The public phones at the top of St. Patrick’s Street Cork are in a sorry state. Eircom, the original national phone company in Ireland, haven’t been known publicly as Eircom since 2015 according to the Eir Wikipedia page.

They really should get rid of those eyesores.


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Girona Cathedral

Girona Cathedral

I should have done more research before visiting Girona. I would have found out it was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. As it is, I walked up a cobbled street, rounded a bend, under an archway and saw the magnificent Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona, before me.

The staircase is instantly recognisable if you have watched Game of Thrones, and according to that site I linked above, they used several locations around the old city.

Girona Cathedral

The view from the front of the Cathedral doesn’t quite match what viewers saw in Game of Thrones. The sea and a much bigger courtyard appear in the show.

The view from Girona Cathedral

Buildings surround the Cathedral, with shuttered rooms and small balconies.

I really want to come back some time. The old city is full of atmosphere and narrow streets.


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Just Another Ticket

Just Another Ticket

A busy Garda, Dublin. June 2004.

Gardai have a shit job but I wonder what this person did to deserve a write-up? Drunk in public? Homeless? I hope she was taking notes to help this person.


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Hurling in the sky

Hurling in the sky

The mural of a hurler on Anglesea Street on a bright July afternoon. Always great to see this when I walk or drive past. The last time I photographed this mural was in the depths of winter last January!

ACHES did a great job on this one!


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Look up Girona

Look up Girona

We arrived in Girona on a blisteringly hot day. The temperature display in the car said 39C. We had to park in an area without shade, but whenever we could, we walked in the welcome shade of the buildings of this beautiful Spanish city.


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Mad about Cork Derilicition

Mad about Cork Derilicition

In the midst of a housing crisis and buildings up and down the country are left empty and rotting away.

Follow Frank O’Connor and Jude Sharry on Twitter. The Derelict Ireland hashtag is full of photos of crumbling or boarded up buildings all over the country.

Meanwhile, people live, 6 to a tiny room, in Dublin because that’s all they can afford. There’s something really twisted and greedy about Ireland.

One of my Brazilian friends lives in a one bedroom apartment with 5 other Brazilian girls paying 400 euro each…. That’s above what the landlord would get if they just rented it to a couple, I don’t understand how it’s legal. They have bunk beds in a tiny room. It’s inhumane.

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