Birr Castle Demesne, Ireland, 1999

SEPTEMBER 1999 – View across Birr Castle Demesne in Co. Offally, Ireland, on a cloudy day. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Ireland is full of wonderful places, and these are not just limited to the seaside. We found Birr Castle to be as central (in Ireland) as it can possibly get. Birr Castle is not only a castle with a four centuries of history with a beautiful garden and park. No! It is also home to an impressive science centre and the Great Leviathan Telescope from 1845.

We massively enjoyed our stay and – since it was yet another day with a mix of sunshine and rain – I was quite happy to capture this image of the pond at the park.

If you’re wondering what to do while crossing central Ireland, please do yourself a favor and consider a stopover at Birr Castle.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
LocationBirr Castle, 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 Dimensions3750 x 2500 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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