Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Debris view

Thursday, July 5th, 2007


This is extremely similar to the view I had of what remained of the WTC when I visited New York in late September 2001. It was of staggering proportions.

Terrorism in NY

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Strangely, photos like this make the terrorism that happened in New York seem more real to me than the ones we are used to. This appears to be a chair that hit a BMW after the planes hit the WTC.

Amazing.

Atlantis launch aftermath

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Awesome.

Woah!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Fantastic photo from Donncha who’s on holliers in San Francisco…

Almost exactly the shape of the X-men symbol!

Pic of the day..

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Hubble Orion

Hubble’s Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula

Boston Pics

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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Plus a few more in the set.

Stephen’s Day in Carrigaline

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Ryan has posted some great pics recently, including these ones of the hunt and wren boys in Carrigaline, and some taken on New Year’s Day. Great stuff as ever.

Madinat, Burj, Emirates Towers

Monday, December 26th, 2005

All of these were taken on Christmas Eve, except the Emirates Towers ones.

Sheikh Zayed Road from the Skyview Bar in the Burj.

Palm Island from the Skyview Bar.
Palm Island at sunset.
A lamborghini outside the Burj, don’t like the colour though.
Burj and the sky.
Helipad and sky.
A Rolls.
The Burj from the Madinat Jumeirah.
The Burj at night from the Madinat.
At night again, different aspect.
Different colour Burj.
The Amphitheater in the Madinat, Burj as backdrop.

Emirates Towers, Christmas morning.
Emirates Tower, edge-on, Christmas morning.

Photos from Washington

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

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Lots more in the photoset!

Photos of Kenmare

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Always interesting to find a headstone with one’s family name on it.

Headstone

Or this holy well beside the beach, with trinkets and beads tied to the holly bush above it. One note put there with a 2p piece on it had a wish from children asking St Finian if they could fly someday. Maybe I should have put a wish to win €112 million in the Lotto.

St Finian's Well

More photos of Kenmare here.

London photos

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

I’ve uploaded some photos I took in London to Flickr.

Snow photos

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

Rannie’s latest photos are just completely amazing. Oh when will I be able to take photos like that?

This earlier one is a picture of a snowy tundra, yet looks like a scene from hell. Cold and hot at the same time. Keep it up Rannie!

B&W

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

I was struck by this photo, one I don’t remember seeing before. I am always struck by photos of this nature, I think because this happened in ‘modern’ times it makes it more real. But photos from the First or Second World Wars also show people who are about to die, and you know they are about to. I think the ‘immediacy’ of older photos is lost, but they are essentially showing the same subject – inevitable death. And death does come to us all eventually.

Perhaps photos like this remind me of my own mortality, and I know when I look at this photo that hundreds of people were alive when it was taken, but moments later were dead. I think the space between the plane and the building demonstrates how short life can be, how little time we have here, and how precious each moment is. So I do not think this photo morbid, instead it gives me solice, and makes me reflect on my own life and how I treat people as I go through it.

Photos

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Just posted some more photos to flickr, if anyone is interested!

Only in Ireland

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

New Irish blog with a hilarious and great set of photos….only in Ireland indeed.