Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bard

The bard of Thomond statue (near St John Castle)
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The bard of Thomond: Michael Hogan (1832-1899)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

P. House on UL grounds

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Plassey house on the UL grounds

This white house, contains the office of the president of the university, rebuilt in 1874.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Photographying the photographer

The living bridge in UL (university of Limerick), a real inspiration for photographers in the area, a real beauty of a bridge...

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So as seen on this picture i am not the only one taking picture of the bridge.
It's a pedestrain bridge, between the main campus, and the student accomodation, it's all curvy, and even more beatiful at night.

Here's the website of the company which build that bridge:
http://www.lmkeating.ie/university_of_limerick_living_bridge.html

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Perspective

One of the bridge in UL, linking the university to students accomodation

Great for works on perspective

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Studious

A sneak pic of the studious students at the library in UL

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LCGA: Linving in Georgian Limerick Photos Exposition

For your infromation if you are in Limerick, the Limerick City Gallery of Art, is holding the month of December an interesting photography exposition about the Georgian buildings in the city.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Watcher

The watcher in University of Limerick

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Bronze statue in the esplanade of the Univeristy of Limerick (UL).

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

City Canal locks

The locks of the city canal, a lovely rierside walk from the city center to UL.
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The Limerick canal is planned to be restored by the city council.

The canal was constructed in 1757-1758 to transport goods (heavy goods, such as turf, potatoes, coal and, guess what, Guinness) to and from Limerick City.

For more informations about waterways in Ireland: http://www.waterwaysireland.org/shannon/

Monday, December 01, 2008

Rugby Influence

One of the latest addition in the Pub scene or Limerick, just to show the influence of rugby in the city life.

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Flannery's (the latest one ... as there is 4 to 5 pubs called Flannery's in town) is in Upper Danemark Street.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snow

Snow is rare in Ireland, at the beginning of the year (4th January 2008) we were lucky to have some for just one day ( and with some cahotic result on the road).

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I hope we will have a bit more ....

Same location as previous post about Sarsfield Bridge (in Summer).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Reserve

We can still enjoy our cars a bit more, there is some reserve in those tanks

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Petrol tank on Dock road, Limerick, i am still amazed how close this installation is from a school and people accomodations.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

George's Quay Art School

The strange front porch of the School or Art on George's Quay (Limerick)
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Very strange line, I actually did not really know how to capture it.

Information about the building :
Limerick institute of Technology - School of Art, Geroge's Quay (National Inventory)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

1916

The 1916 memorial on Sarsfield bridge.
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Memorial erected in 1930, comemorating 1916's Easter Rising, when Irish rebelled against british ruling.
The National Library of Ireland (www.nli.ie) has an online exposition (www.nli.ie/1916about the rising.


Architectural Details on National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Titi in Limerick

"Mais ou est GrosMinet ?"

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titi is the french name of the looney toon tweety, what did you think ?, I am wondering where is sylvester because it's a pretty big tweety. A bit like the one in Hyde and Go Tweet (1960)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Idées Noires

When I saw those cranes, he made me think about a comic book by Franquin called "Idées Noires", where crane are compared to huge dinosaurs.
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The four cranes are building another new (another one) shopping mall, on the border of the city.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nut [1]

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A frequent feature of Limerick oldest building (usually former warehouses), cast-iron wall ties ; this one is on the wall of the Granary where the biggest nightclub in town is located, along with the city archives.
Most of those old warehouse, have been reconverted for other usage (flat, nightclub...etc)

Lots of information on Limerick (and other towns of Ireland) building can be found the
National inventory of Architectural Heritage (http://www.buildingsofireland.ie)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dancing in the street

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Bronze Statue in the center of Limerick, if I remember correctly it's called Quimper dancer (To be verified).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Toward the sky

One of the latest addition (2006) to the Limerick skyline.
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Riverpoint a skyscraper, at the moment with 59.2meter (194.2 feet) high it is the tallest building in the Republic of Ireland.

Friday, November 07, 2008

St John Castle (1)

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Another old pic taken with the ActionSampler, these are the cylinder tower defending King John's Castle prominent figure in Limerick city center from the 13th century.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

the end....

This blog will no longer be updated as I have moved away from Limerick.... Limerick, beside the white house pub