I walked around Blarney Castle this morning. It was around 2C and it felt it when I was in the shade but the rising sun was glorious and warmed the Castle in a lovely way.
It’s been many years since horses have drunk from this trough in Parnell Place, Cork but it’s great this old street furniture is still here. There’s a similar one on Alfred Street, in front of Mc Loughlin’s.
Winter is almost upon us and we’ve had plenty of cold days so my son was amazed when he saw a ladybird on a wall yesterday! I can’t imagine how it survived but maybe he had a secret hideout with a roaring fire going in the hearth and comfy chairs and lots of cups of hot chocolate. Yeah, he did. And he’s back there now supping on a delicious beverage. Enjoy, little guy.
The sun sets over Cork City as seen from Mayfield yesterday evening. Love the colour of the sun shining on the underside of the cloud!
Have you ever read Terry Pratchett’s description of the dawn light as it flows over Discworld? Not so much flows, but rather sluggishly crawls over the landscape. Loved that and that’s what comes to mind sometimes when I see photos like this.
Pictured in the grounds of Blarney Castle last week.
We had thick white fog this morning in Blarney. At it’s worst I could probably see about twenty metres before everything became a white haze.
Shot on my Galaxy S4 and developed in Lightroom.
This morning my son and I joined other parents and children to walk to school. It was a beautiful morning and I captured the glow of the early morning sun before it broke over the horizon and over the roof of Blarney Woollen Mills.
This unusual lump of metal sticking out of the pavement on the Grand Parade could be the oldest street furniture in the city. I had forgotten I had posted this photo way back in 2007 but I prefer this version of the photo as it has more detail.
What do you think? Which photo is better, colour or black and white?
I think it’s fascinating that a cannon is embedded in the ground there but when I last posted about it I wasn’t sure if it was one. Take a look at this page where there’s a picture of the cannon with the surrounding earth dug up.
The cannon’s trunnion, consisting of two cylinders of solid metal projecting from each side and designed to support the gun in place on a gun carriage, is immediately below the present ground level
There’s also this page where there’s an interesting description of what the street was like hundreds of years ago. It’s hard to believe there was a bridge across a water channel that was the Grand Parade from Tuckey Street to Oliver Plunkett Street!