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Going for a cup of cha?

cup of cha?

You might go to this cafe in Porto, Portugal for a cup of tea. I always thought “cup o’ cha” was a Cork or Irish slang expression but a quick Google shows it used in the UK too.
In Portugese the word “chá” means tea so when I saw this cafe that sign was the first thing I noticed!

Maybe I was just thinking of Cha and Miah..

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Cork Docklands Grain Silo

Cork Docklands Grain Silo

John Finn’s superb photo of this grain silo that he posted today on Facebook (unfortunately you’ll need to be friends with him to see it) prompted me to dig up this photo of the same building from my output queue.

It was shot in 2014 when we went exploring the docklands one afternoon and I photographed the demolition of the Miag Grain Silo. I love that I caught a flock of birds swooping around the building!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street Urban

We have moved on

We have moved on

Buildings decay when business moves on.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture Black and White Canon 40D Houses Ireland Kerry Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Slea Head

Abandoned Interior

The interior of a cottage at the picturesque Brandon Creek on Slea Head, County Kerry.

Outside there’s a planning permission notice, dated August 2008 and written in Irish. I presume the owner is no longer in a hurry to develop his property. All he wanted to do was replace the roof and add an extension.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

All wrapped up

All wrapped up

Petrol pumps sit idle at the same derelict station I shot this flo gas photo.

One of my photos will be auctioned off today as part of Bid For Haiti in the Metropole Hotel in Cork. Paul O’Mahony is organising it but my brother Donal is helping to get prints together.
Check out #bidforhaiti on Twitter!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Canon 40D Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Abandoned Dingle Trawler

Abandoned Dingle Trawler

Right on the pier in Dingle are two trawlers that are slowly falling to pieces. The one pictured above is severely burned, windows burned out and broken. Moss grows on the deck amid the rubbish.

I can’t believe it’s still there. It was there last year when we visited, and may even have been there the time before that!

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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

R&H Hall

R&H Hall

The huge bulk of R&H Hall can be seen for miles around, as telecoms companies noticed too when they planted their dishes and aerials on top of the building. It’s a prominent building in Cork Docklands, and surprisingly, I’ve only posted photos of it once before, when it was on fire 3 years ago.

I *have* to head down to the Docklands at some stage and photograph it again, apparently there are plans to redevelop it although I’m sure they’re up in the air given “the current financial climate” as they say.

Shot from in front of the Clarian with a nice long zoom.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Youghal Post Office

Youghal Post Office

A disused post box near the beach in Youghal, County Cork.

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Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Flowers and Peeling Paint

flowers and peeling paint

Flowers poke through the peeling paint of an ornate garden fence or border. I can’t decide for myself what I should call that. The name of those flowers is on the tip of my tongue too but eludes me. Blame the tiredness.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Derelict House on Blarney Street

Derelict House on Blarney Street

A run down house, barely a shell, sits boarded up on Blarney Street, Cork.

Paddy’s Day was productive, away from the parade!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White Canon 10-22 Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Signs The Lough Urban

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch, the fast food of “proper food” IMO. Many will be going to pubs today for their Sunday lunch and it’ll be carvery on offer. Nothing wrong with it of course, but some people are snobs about eating out and want food delivered to their table. Considering the price of carvery food, I can see their point. It’s generally the same price as food in a restaurant, so why not eat somewhere else?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Architecture Black and White Canon 40D Co. Cork Cork Houses Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 Urban

Cottages in decay

Cottages in decay

Two tiny cottages sit on the quayside in Cape Clear’s North Harbour. You might have missed them when you arrived because they’re off in the opposite direction most people take.

I was quite taken with the contrast between both cottages. While both are obviously old and have seen better days, the left one has a new roof and a PVC door and window. I wonder if anyone lives there?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s