The Lough in Cork is one of the most popular places for locals to visit - they come here to relax, have fun or take a stroll. It's one of my favourite spots in the city. Every morning and afternoon during the year I lived there, I passed The Lough on my way to work or home. I always took my camera with me because of my job, so I could immortalise this beautiful image: sunset over The Lough. I had never seen such intense pinks and purples in the sky. It's amazing to see how the sky becomes a canvas.
The "Corkonians" engage in plenty of pastimes here. Some early birds come to fish, bringing all their belongings, even tents. There are others walking their dogs, or feeding the birds. Parents take their children to the little park, and young men play football, or the Irish national sport, hurling. Also, next to the lake is a bar and restaurant (The Hawthorne Bar & Lakeside Restaurant) where you can enjoy sunny days. In winter the view of the lake with frost on the entire surface is really nice. One of the things I liked about passing the lake every morning was the fact that I always crossed paths with the same people. Cork is a small town and it did feel like home. Highly recommended.