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Inverness Castle overlooking the River Ness.

Inverness Castle.

Inverness Castle: Prominent Landmark in the centre of town.

Prominent Landmark in the centre of town.

Today’s photograph could almost be a picture postcard image of Inverness Castle. This imposing building has an extremely picturesque location overlooking the River Ness.

This particular building was constructed in 1836 by William Burn. This first ever is believed to have been built in 1057. A number of others have been built in the intervening period, including one in 1548 by George Gordon.

The current one is now used as the Inverness Sherrif Court. It is not open to the general public, although since April this year, the north tower has been open as a viewpoint. The castle grounds are also open to the public.

The castle stands as a monument to the past amongst some rather unattractive modern buildings. Its particularly visible location is an asset to the river vista.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 7 Aug 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 20mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 200

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