Photography 101 : Day 2 – Street


I live near Cork city, whose main street is St. Patrick’s Street, or  Patrick Street, and if I walk down the length of Patrick Street, cross over St. Patrick’s Bridge, I come to Bridge Street, and then climb up a steep hill called….you guessed it…St. Patrick’s Hill – our city fathers lacked a little bit of imagination in the naming of the neighbourhood, but that was a long time ago:

Most authorities agree that St. Patrick’s Street was formed in 1783. It is not shown on Rocque’s map of 1774 but there are entries for the street in Lucas’ directory of 1787. During the 1780s many of the streets that now form the city centre of Cork were formed by the spanning of the river channels between the islands of the Lee.

Here is a view of Patrick Street, looking down from Patrick’s Hill

Looking down from above

Looking down from above

 

 

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. {KK}
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 13:51:59

    Very nice shot!

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  2. nalinki
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 14:16:54

    nice view, it’s worth the climb

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  3. Terri Webster Schrandt
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 16:02:13

    Cool shot! I’m just dying to visit Ireland!

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  4. CadyLuck Leedy
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 16:14:22

    I didn’t realize Cork was so hilly! Great picture, Joan!

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  5. Anonymous
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 18:54:11

    You’ve triggered a memory of once upon a time when I was going to Christians and we used to push our bikes up that hill and freewheel down to see who’d get the farthest. It was great fun at the time, luckily nobody ever got hurt. The Pavilion was the usual finishing line.

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  6. Mara Eastern
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 16:32:20

    This is very picturesque, I like it a lot!

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  7. the dune mouse
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 05:47:40

    Did St. Patrick walk over the bridge and up the hill? Cork is a great city!! Wasn’t there long enough but next time!!!

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  8. Roy McCarthy
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 18:37:43

    I ran up there once, when I was fit. I think my favourite street anywhere is MacCurtain Street (which is sharp left at the bottom before the river).

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