AN AREA OF CORK KNOWN AS THE MARINA
This time I visited areas of Cork that I did not photograph before because of poor weather conditions.
This year I was really luck and on my second day the weather was really beautiful.
Part of my workflow is to take random images using a Sony HX-90V because it has GPS and at a later date I can establish exactly where I had visited. I must admit that I had a lot of lens flare problems.
I walked along "The Marina" from the Marian Grotto to the Shandon Boat Club and explored the area in some detail discovering a few wooded areas and public parks. In general the area the area is attractive and interesting but it could be described as needing some care and attention. It should be noted that some photographs are of the the opposite side of the river as seen from the Marina.
Towards the city end of the walk there was a car park which included a number of tents which may have been used by homeless people. This visit to Cork I came across signs of a major homeless crisis in Cork despite the fact that many Cork people claim that it is not as bad as Dublin ... I have my doubts about that claim.
Having spoken to a few locals I got the impression that the carpark area should be avoided at night and I also got the impression that it could well be a red light area.
Many of the rowing clubs in the Blackrock area make full use of the pontoons and slipways to train for various events along the marina. Even at mid-day on a Wednesday the walkway was full of people out walking with families and pets especially near the Atlantic Pond which is beside the GAA stadium. I visited the Captain Frederick Monument, the Atlantic Pond, The GAA Stadium [Pairc UÃ Chaoimh] and the Marina Park [photographs of these will be uploaded over the next week].