St. Patrick’s Hill Area Of Cork
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Cork City consists of Churches, Hills, Steps, Laneways, Bridges and Breweries.
I have not been in Cork since July 2006 and that visit was a bit of a disaster as the trip resulted in only one photograph because of the weather (it rained all of the time) and problems with my Sigma SLR. This time the weather was excellent and I had a selection of cameras (Sony NEX-5 and NEX-VG10).
There are very few fat people or cyclists in Cork because of the hills and steps and if you were to ask me to describe the place I would respond by saying that it is a city consisting of Churches, Steps, Hills, Laneways and Breweries and some very good restaurants. Then there is the accent … the Cork accent displays various features which set it apart from most of the accents used in Ireland. Patterns of tone and intonation often rise and fall, with the overall tone tending to be more high-pitched than the standard Irish accent. English spoken in Cork has a large number of dialect words that are peculiar to the city and environs. Unlike standard Hiberno-English, some of these words originate from the Irish language, but others through other languages Cork’s inhabitants encountered at home and abroad. When I visited the Ambassador restaurant the Chinese waitress spoke in a very strong Cork accent and she said to me that the weather had been very nice but not much for drying clothes, not a typical chinese restaurant conversation but it is a great place for a meal so if you get the opportunity you should visit.