Zozimuz Likes Galway



I last visited Galway in 1981 and back then I did not have a good experience so I avoided the city until the end of August 2015. This time my experience was very different but unfortunately, even though I delayed my visit until the end of the summer, the weather proved to be a major problem as it rained almost without stop for the three days nevertheless there were multiple clear spells and I did manage to to photograph most of the city centre.

One thing that I noticed was that all the tourists, unlike the locals, had suitable rain-gear as did I.

About eight weeks ago I pre-ordered a Sony A7R MkII camera and I was assured that I would have it well before my visit to Galway but as luck would have it the camera arrived at my local camera dealer while I was away which was a great pity but my old NEX-7 worked very well even though it is very close to the end of its useful life.

Early in September I will visit Waterford which should give me the opportunity to test the Alpha 7R.


The Sony A7RM2 proved to be even better than I had expected but I had a long wait for suitable full frame lenses and they proved to be very expensive. I collected the first lens two days before Christmas.

Due to a death in the family I had to cancel my 2015 visit to Waterford.

I revisited Galway in August 2016 and while the weather was better it still was a problem.
The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas is more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. This site, on the banks of the Corrib River was originally the site of the old city jail. Work began in 1958 and was completed in 1965 making this the last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe. It’s dome, at a height of 44.2 metres (145 ft), is a prominent landmark on the city skyline. It’s architecture draws on many influences with the dome and pillars reflecting a Renaissance style and the rose windows and mosaics, echo the broad tradition of Christian art.