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St. Patrick’s day parade in Cork 2012
The weather was remarkably good this morning. The sun was shining, loads of people went out on the streets dressed in green, there were children eveywhere waving Irish flags, farmer’s market was up and running on Grand parade. I just love St.Patrick’s day! [...]
Germany – Czech Republic car trip 2011
That was an incredible road trip. We got a car in Munich, went to Prague for 2 days, returned to Germany and drove round for 4 days, stayed in small hotels and tried local food on the way. We ended up in Prien am Chiemsee in the end. Read more for all posts and photos from that trip. [...]
Prague from the Petřín Lookout Tower
Petřín Tower is very compact, and it’s pretty easy to take the stairs to the top and back . If the weather is clear you can see the whole Prague underneath. And the view is definitely worth it. Petřín Tower is famous for it’s resemblance with the Eiffel Tower, but it definitely has it's own character. [...]
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I took these photos at night, the same time as the previous ones. Too bad I didn’t have my tele lens with me, I could take more detailed photos, but I like what I have anyway )
Usual disclaimer: yes, streets are that yellow for real.
The office building on the first photo is the one I see the most often in Ireland. Not from that side though, it was good to stop on the hill and see it from there.
The building on the third photo is the Elysian tower, and it is the tallest building in Ireland.
The pub on the last photo is not in Cork actually, its in Bishopstown, which is just few minutes drive from Cork. I didn’t go inside, but it must look really good – through the windows you can see wooden stairs and decorations. Some day I will definitely have a pint there.
It’s really hard to take night photos in Cork. When you are out there on the streets it starts to look normal, that everything is yellow and orange around you (because of the yellow street lights). But then you look at the ready pictures and you are like “omg what the hell is wrong with the white balance”.
Just trust me on that, ok? It is that yellow in real life as well, it doesn’t make a lot of sense trying to fix in afterwards – Cork is yellow and orange and night, and I like it.
It’s good to have a car to drive around at night… I could take the tripod, all the lenses I wanted, small necessary things like a remote, spare battery (which I had to use), filters. I liked it )
Cork is very beautiful in the evening. Yellow streetlights, red heating lamps in the bars, lighting on some buildings. I’ve already posted few pictures of that evening here, so now I’m posting the rest.
I was very brave that night, took my tripod and went out alone. Was really great, I should do that more often, maybe not alone though. On Saturday night the city center turns into one huge party, and just for the sake of safety would be nice to have someone accompanying.
i really enjoyed taking photos that night, even though I wish I caught the heavy fog that I saw in Blackpool on the way home. I will try it next time, the fog here is great, you can’t see anything in 20 meters around sometimes.
I went home on Saturday and there was this deep fog on the streets, and I didn’t have my camera with me. Which was a pure torture. The fog was gone by the time I got home, but I went out anyway with my tripod to take some night photos.
It wasn’t late, around 8 o’clock, streets were full with people (you can see those ghosts on some photos). Some were sitting in the cafes, others started with the pubs. I even met friends who had Opera tickets for that evening. I like Cork in the evening, slight fog from river Lee, smoke from the chimneys in the air… This is the smell of Cork, people miss it badly when leaving Ireland in the winter.
More pictures of that evening here.
This is the restaurant where we had the team outing (the one with an interesting way of serving chicken).
We were returning back home at around 11 in the evening, and this is what we found. Moscow has three ring roads, this one was once the border of the city and was supposed to serve as a fast track. There have always been traffic jams, but not that late in the evening. We even stopped and I tried to take a picture of it, you can see, that there are cars driving slowly both ways to the horizon.