11 May 2007

"Main Drag"

Well...sort of. Patrick Street is the main street in Cork, though, since all the major shops are located on it. :)
This photo was taken at one of the several taxi stands along Patrick Street, facing two of the main department stores. On the right is the ever-so-posh Brown Thomas and to the left (the lovely domed, yellow building) is Roches Stores -- or, what was Roches before it was bought out and is now Debenhams.

One historical note: both buildings were rebuilt after the burning of Cork in 1920. If you want to know more about the history or architecture, there are plenty of resources on Patrick Street, the Brown Thomas building and the Roches building.