Tuesday, January 19, 2010

City Centre Stroll

Strolling through Cork City centre on a quiet Sunday morning lately i snapped a few photos as there was a distinct lack of traffic around which made my job a far lot easier! Here are a few snapshots of Cork City for those who may have never seen it or for those who have you can see it on a quiet day, except for the stationery taxis!
Merchants Quay shopping centre with Fr.Matthew on his plinth outside gazing over Patricks Bridge and the river Lee in front of him!
Looking northwards on Patrick St. The large grey building was Cash"s Department store before it became Brown Thomas and the yellow one to its left is now Debenhams having been Roches Stores in a previous life!

The new shopping area looking towards the Crawford Art Gallery.

The new and the old(red building is the Crawford Art Gallery)

The Cork Opera House, (glass fronted building),with the Kilkenny Shop and Luigi Malones Restaurant opposite.

The Crawford Art Gallery opposite the new Opera Lane developement.

The new Opera Lane developement which houses all the latest fashionable boutiques and shops,like Gap,H&M,New Look,River Island,Topshop etc.

The all new Boots store recently opened in Academy St.

Known for years as "Finns Corner" looking up towards Washington St., St.

Augustines Church is on the right (grey building).

Grand Parade which has been totally revamped with new street lighting,pavements and street furniture and coffee pods!

This is the side entrance to the famous English Market emporium off of Oliver Plunkett St.

Oliver Plunkett St. looking towards the Grand Parade.

Buskers getting ready to entertain outside the General Post Office,(green door)

The rotary tree still left after Christmas but unadorned,at the junction of Winthrop St. and Patrick St.

Winthrop St. to the left and Patrick St. to the right,the chinese restaurant Tung Sing is there as long i remember,serves good food and has the best window onto the street below!

Cork City on a quiet Sunday morning,this is Patrick St. without the traffic jam!


  1. What an interesting tour. The opera house looks great.
    Re Yaktraks...try Googling 'shoegrips', I think you will find them, or similar at other places, even Amazon1

  2. I like the photo of the reflection of the Crawford in the Topman window, very arty!I'd say you got some funny looks strolling around with the camera.

  3. Peggy,
    I thought that photo was a bit blurry at first!I did not take it that way intentionally but on looking at it further i thought it had something!
    Town was very quiet so i was not too conspicuous but i pretended i was an out of town tourist!


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