Irish Signpost

SEPTEMBER 1999 – Signpost in Ireland showing both English and Irish Gaelic language. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

On our 1999 trip to Ireland we also visited the city of Cork and its surroundings. We used some side roads as we wanted to experience the genuine Ireland. And what we found was not only a genuine Ireland but an Ireland where things do not have to be ‘modern’ whatever it costs. This rusty signpost is a good example: Most of the signs look aged, except the sign pointing to ‘Old Head’ which has a contemporary look. I also love the use of Gaelic and English language on the signs (even if I can’t read or understand it). I think it’s good to see local traditions and habits reflected in the real world.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
Locationnear Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 50mm f/1.4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2393 x 3590
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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