Whenever anyone visits us who has not already or recently been to Cork, one of our first destinations is the Cork Vision Centre on North Main Street. It is fairly central to the main downtown area (Main Street once was Cork’s downtown) and offers rotating exhibits. The real gem is the architectural model of the city. It offers visitors a chance to get their bearings and see the city layout. This helps especially since the River Lee goes around the city so being next to the river does not always mean being where you think you are.