4 Years

My blog just had it’s fourth birthday- and somehow I forgot about it. These photos were taken on a very cold January afternoon in 2004. There had just been a severe blizzard, but it didn’t stop me trudging around Manhattan in the snow- ending up in Battery Park at dusk. The plan had been to get the ferry out […]

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World Press Photo

Paris, France, 2004: The World Press Photo awards in Paris (2004) were displayed outdoors, where everyone and anyone could view the past year of photo-journalistic excellence for free. A decade later and the 2014 winners have just been announced. You can view the 98,671 pictures, by 5,754 photographers here.

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Selinunte

Sicily, Italy, 2004: Selinunte was one of the more important of the Greek colonies in Sicily. However, being the most westerly colony, it also came into contact and catastrophe early on with the Carthaginians and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island- in particular Segesta. Founded around 628 BC, at its peak […]

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Wall Street

New York, USA, January 2004:  I arrived in New York during a mid-winter blizzard. The city was still recovering from the devastating 911 attacks, just over two years prior. It was a pretty grim time to visit and the weather didn’t help- but it was business as usual on Wall Street…

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Empire State

New York, February 2004: On my way back to Dublin, I stopped in New York… There had been a blizzard but the Empire State beckoned… Completed in 1931 in distinctive Art Deco style- its roof height at 381 meters (with antenna included 443.2m high)- it’s still one of the highest buildings on the planet- at number […]

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Oradour

Oradour-sur-Glane, France, 2004: The remains of the original village of Oradour-sur-Glane stand today as a memorial to one of the worse atrocities ever to occur in France… On the 10th of June 1944 the 2nd SS Panzer Division (Das Reich)- heading north from Toulouse after the D-Day landings- sealed off the town and ordered all […]

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Bush

Dublin, Ireland, 2004:  At an Anti-Bush rally in Dublin, anger and frustration was very evident across a broad section of Irish society, with Bush’s upcoming visit and the EU-US summit at Dromoland Castle. A lot of criticism was directed at the Irish government for allowing the US access to Shannon airport for the refueling of […]

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