Monday, 4 May 2015

From the Vault: The Running Man

Today, gentle readers, I bring you another chapter in my current "clearing out the vault" series of posts...

This piece was a paste-up that appeared on Patrick's Street in Cork soon after local athlete Rob Heffernan won a gold medal at the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow in August 2013. Mr. Heffernan came first in the men's 50k walk event, claiming Ireland's third ever gold medal at a World Athletics Championship.

The piece was made by Mr. Vincent Zara. You can see his name in the bottom left of the globe. I took these photos in August 2013.


Here are some links from the occasion of the great race...

First, here is a YouTube video of the race. Skip to about 27 minutes into the video to see the final minutes:

Here's a video of the medal ceremony:

Here's an RTE interview with Mr. Heffernan a few hours after his win:

This is an article about the race in The Irish Times:

And another in The Irish Examiner:

And last but not least, here's a trailer for that great 1987 film The Running Man, starring everyone's favourite thespian, Arnold Schwarzenegger:

And here's a Retrospective Review of this cinematic gem:

Saturday, 25 April 2015

From the Vault: Stay Sharp

In my continuing spring "clear-out" series, where I'm posting good work I have tucked away in the "vault", here is a piece I photographed in March 2013 on a corner of Leitrim Street in Cork...


I have no idea who the artist is, but I do like the sentiment...

Monday, 20 April 2015

From the Vault: Crosses Green

Yet again, I'm clearing out some of the good material that I have sitting around in the "vault"....

These photos were all taken in the area of Crosses Green in Cork in August 2012....




Saturday, 11 April 2015

From the Vault: More Gems along the Mardyke

Yet another quick post today, clearing out some of the good stuff that I have in the vault but haven't used yet....

These photos were all taken in the area of the Mardyke, near Fitzgerald Park, in Cork in August 2012....

Also, for the record, here is a link to a previous post of mine - in 2013 - sharing a few other pieces in the Mardyke area:

Saturday, 4 April 2015

From the Vault - Tobin Street

Another quick post today with just pics from the vault and no analysis....

These photos were all taken on Tobin Street, quite near the Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre, in Cork in August 2012....



Here is a link to previous entries that involved other pieces on Tobin Street:

  The Art of the Burrito:

  A Tale of Two Rorys:

And, in case you feel like checking out some art, here's the link to the Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre: