Shandon Tower is situated in an envious position overlooking the City of Cork. The Tower can look quite different depending upon the vantage point used, with it’s main door leading onto a street full of hustle and bustle, while to the other side is to be found a sea of calm.
Here we see the Tower from the street side, the relatively busy side, the church apparently hemmed in by houses and streets.
This is the side that is certainly best known as it would be used to reach the main door of the tower. It is in this area that you can find Cork’s very own Butter Museum, the Firkin Crane arts centre, an old fashioned sweet shop and the obligatory scattering of pubs.
Around the other side, all is different as you well see in the next few days.
8 thoughts on “Two Sides of Shandon – Part I”
I so love the towns and pubs of Ireland!! – and the museums and libraries!! 🙂
Don’t we all, MM 😐
Thank you for taking the time to produce a fabulous blog.
Always interesting – I have enjoyed the Irish photos. My Dad was born in Cork (before WW11) so I have visited and enjoyed Ireland very much.
As an artist, I particularly loved your windows and doors as I have always painted them.
So I thought I would thank you for the food you provide my artistic soul.
Julie, very kind words and it is great to know that my posts are appreciated and can provide further fuel for another artist, MM 🍀
Thanks .. Looks like a blog well worth my time. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.
Thank you Thom, just catching up with a backlog of comments. Will be popping over to your blog in the next couple of days or so. Keep playing that jukebox, MM 🍀
Une belle balade, et une ville aux façades très colorées 😉 je reviendrai dans les prochains jour voir la suite:-)
Merci très biens La Tribu d’Aniximandre. Will be popping over top your own blog in the next couple of days mon ami, MM 🍀