food photography, Ireland, Photography

Black Forest Gateaux


Black Forest Gateaux by Hanna’s Artisan Baking

Another beautiful creation  – I really wanted to eat this –  using the finest freshest ingredients, by the lovely Hanna.

food photography, Photography

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Fresh Berries

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Fresh Berries, by Hanna's Artisan Baking

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Fresh Berries, by Hanna’s Artisan Baking

I’m going to do a shameless plug for my lovely wife here:

If you have have a birthday, wedding, or any kind of event or celebration coming up, and need a beautiful AND tasty cake to wow your guests, Hanna would love to hear from you.

Architecture, Design, Ireland, Photography, photojournalism

2up2down houses #2


2up2down house, Kilmore, County Wexford, Ireland.

Last Saturday brought with it a taste of spring; the sky was clear blue, the birds were singing, and standing in the sun one could feel a bit of glorious heat. My little boy asked if we could go out for a bike ride, so we dusted off the saddles, checked tyre pressure, oiled the chains, and hit the road pedaling.

We made a few stops along the way – Noah would huff and puff and complain while I whipped out the mobile phone and put it to good use documenting the 2up2down houses along the back country roadeens.

Cycling the back roads is a beautiful way to travel and one sees and hears, and  experiences so much more compared to traveling in a car.

I am also taking advantage of other mobile technology and am locating these houses using Google Street View. So far, within a 20 mile radius, I have located over 100 of these design icons. I reckon there could be up to 2000 of these houses around the county.