A Long City Walk
|City centre, from high up on Patrick's Hill. Bridge Street is in foreground, then Patrick's|
Bridge and Patrick Street.
|This little house, across the street from the "decorated" one, has a plaque that states this "scheme" was opened|
here in 1995 by our Lord Mayor Tim Falvey. City manager was Jack Higgins and the builder was Richard Falvey.
|Collins Barracks. There is a very interesting museum here, entrance behind the "pillar" on the left.|
The main gate to the barracks is further along. The old Cameo cinema used to be just across the road.
|On first sight, I thought this may have been a left-over election poster.|
But, no, just a sign for a unisex hairdresser.
|Parking is free here and you may walk downhill to work.|
Uphill on the way back though! But, of course, you
could get the bus to Audley Place (below)
|This attractive flower-bed is where the bus turns at Lansdowne Court|
|So now, I was on the green space between Audley Place and Richmond Hill with a fine view of the city.|
Immediately ahead is the North Cathedral (above)
|Still snapping away as a car load of gardai chatted with a crew installing water meters nearby.|
The iconic Shandon tower is on the left
|Murphy's Brewery in the foreground with the Maldron Hotel|
(formerly the North Infirmary) in the background at right.
|A closer view of the Maldron|
|The "pyramid" atop the brewery's Kiln Bar fills the foreground|
with St Fin Barr's Cathedral in the background.
|Walked down Richmond Hill then, past the new building for|
the students of St Angela's, though this pic is taken as I made my
way back up St Patrick's Hill.
|Another view up Patrick's Hill. Tough going.|
But I made it, even if Lance Armstrong ducked out of it!
|The North Mon, old and new, in centre of this shot from Audley Place.|
|Shandon, with its little green park, from Audley Place|
|St Finbarr's College, Farranferris, from the CBC grounds|
|Farranree's Church of the Resurrection above St Finbarr's|
|Farranree's Church of the Resurrection|
|On the way home! The sun still shining.|
Indeed, by now the blue had increased its share of the sky.