01 Mar 2017 2 Comments
11 Jul 2016 17 Comments
Gougane Barra Forest Park, in West Cork, is the source of the River Lee, which is 90 km in length, and flows through the valleys of mid Cork to Cork city and onwards to Cork Harbour where it joins the sea.
Gougane Barra is also where St. Finbarr, the founder of Cork, established a monastery in the 6th century. He had a hermitage on a small island in the lake, the remains of which can still be seen, and the little church that still stands is a very popular place for weddings.
There are lots of walks in the park itself, to suit all classes of walkers, and even on a misty day, it’s a peaceful place,as you can see from the gallery below.
03 Nov 2014 6 Comments
Home is elusive. When we think about this word, we might picture different physical locations. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind.
For my first entry for Photography 101, here is a photo of my home town – a view of Cork Harbour looking up towards Cork City. Welcome to my home, and I hope you come and visit again.
17 Sep 2014 12 Comments
I have come across some very different buildings when looking through my virtual shoe boxes – like this beautiful photo of the pyramid at the Louvre, all glass and metal and sparkling with the sun shining on it, and a big contrast to the old stately buildings behind it.
Paris and the Louvre is very different from my next building, a sad neglected house in the older part of Cork City
There are also some modern, well loved, buildings in the heart of the city.
have a look at some more buildings over at Cee’s great blog
03 Jun 2014 4 Comments
Water is everywhere – well maybe there is not so much of it in the Sahara desert – but it is most necessary for all of us to survive. Our doctors keep telling us to drink water, our gardens and flowers and vegetables need it to thrive and grow,and looking at rivers and lakes has a calming effect on us all. Here are a few watery shots!
20 Mar 2014 2 Comments
The River Lee flows through Cork City before it joins the ocean at Cork Harbour, and these photos taken today at the western end, just before the city, show that the river is still pretty full from all the recent rains, and there are still a few stumps of trees trapped in the weir.