St. Andrews Bay, Scotland

JULY 2005 – St. Andrews Bay, seen from St. Andrews Castle. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

During our trip to Scotland we had opted to head first for the west coast. And when we were in Oban, the weather was bad. Really bad. There was rain. And wind. And it was cold.

In the late afternoon we watched a live transmission from the St. Andrews gold tournament – at the east coast – and there was perfect sunshine! Too bad, we thought, but decided to wait for the next day to decide on the next steps. Maybe, just maybe, the weather would calm down?

It didn’t. The next day began as the last ended. Rain. Wind. Cold temperatures.

Without further ado we decided to head for the east coast. In the late afternoon we arrived in the busy town. Here’s a fine view across St. Andrews Bay. Yes, there was rain coming up, but there was also some sun sparkling on the open sea.

St. Andrews is not just known for its golf tournament. Also its college is pretty popular. Many celebrities have studied here (for example Prince William), and this gives the university the same appeal as Oxford or Cambridge.

I took this photo from the historic St. Amdrews Castle. It was taken over by the Earl of Dunbar in 1660, who used the castle for building the harbour, And the castle became a ruin! Well, apparently they did not have the same understanding of a “historic site” as we do today. 🙂

The high resolution image

Capture Date17-JUL-2005
LocationSt. Andrews, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6423 x 4210 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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