colourful cork houses (sunday's well road)

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Taken this morning on the way to the childrens swimming lessons @ the UCC Mardyke Sports Complex in Cork, Ireland.

I'd been thinking what might be a nice colourful shot for 24 hours of Flickr and I thought these houses alongside the River Lee adjacent to Sunday's Well Road might come out well - and they did :-)

From the wikipedia :-

Corks' motto is Statio Bene Fida Carinis[1] "A safe harbour for ships"

Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland and Ireland's third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast. It is the principal city and administrative centre[2] of County Cork and the largest city of the province of Munster.

The city proper has a population of 119,143 (2006 census), however this increases to 190,384 (2006 census) if the immediate suburbs of the city in the Cork County Council area are included. [4] In the "Cork Joint Housing Strategy", it states that the 2006 population of Metropolitan Cork stands at approximately 274,000, while the Greater Cork area stands at 380,000 in 2006.[3]

The city's name is derived from an Irish word corcach meaning "marshy place", referring to its situation on the River Lee. Cork has a reputation for independence dating from 1491, when some townsmen tried to overthrow the king of England, but more recently referring to its participation in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. This has given Cork the nickname of "the Rebel County". It is not unusual for Corkonians to refer to Cork as the "true capital of Ireland" or to feel they have a distinct identity from the rest of Ireland.

The River Lee flows through the city, an island in the river forming the main part of the city centre just before the Lee flows into Lough Mahon and thence to Cork Harbour, one of the world's largest natural harbours. The city is a major Irish seaport — with quays and docks sited along the broad waterway of the Lee on the city's East side.

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  5. ladigue_99 65 months ago | reply

    fantastic capture!

  6. vincerideshoot 64 months ago | reply

    lovely cork :)
    I had loved that town !! irland is one of my best vacation memories, I have to come back ;)

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  8. The Dog and the Camera and Me 58 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, beautiful photo!!! Is it HDR? I love it.

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  13. Alessandro Sousa 48 months ago | reply

    As cores estão uma delícia
    Ficou linda...
    Parabéns pela qualidade de seu trabalho.

  14. Rubens Burgel 47 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  15. strahovochka 47 months ago | reply

    It is a very nice picture, may I use it at my blog
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  16. Viva La Marx 35 months ago | reply

    yikes! the reflections on top of the color buildings!

  17. dorameulman 34 months ago | reply

    I love this shot I've seen those houses many times :)

  18. littlerubyrobin 21 months ago | reply

    I used to live there too!

  19. Samuel Charles 9 months ago | reply

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