King John’s Castle, Ireland, 1999

SEPTEMBER 1999 – King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland, seen from Thomond Bridge. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Our three-week trip across Ireland also brought us to Limerick, a vibrant city in the west, situated directly at the River Shannon. It is also home to King John’s Castle, which has been erected in the 13th century and has been restored and turned into a living museum. When we visited the place, there where people at the inner courtyard who demonstrated and explained daily life in the medieval period. Inside the castle, there were documentaries as well as a exhibition. It should definitely be a sidetrip on your route. Like any good point of interest, the castle has its own homepage.

This photo, taken from the Thomond Bridge, probably around noon, shows the huge, massive fortress, and its easy to see why it has survived centuries without visible damages. I like the sky with its puffy white clouds and the harsh contrasts between walls and shadows.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
LocationLimerick, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
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 Dimensions3533 x 2355 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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