Blue Fiat 500 in Bologna, Italy

1999 – A blue Fiat 500 parks in the streets of Bologna, Italy. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

I like iconic, simplistic design. The original Fiat 500 is a good example for such simplicity. It is perfectly adapted to the narrow streets that can be found in every Italian community. It may not offer a lot of comfort but it brings you safely from A to B. It does not consume a lot of gasoline and can be parked in small parking lots where bigger cars just fail.

I found this car in Bologna, Italy, while roaming the streets. I put it to the bottom of the image which makes it appear even smaller than it is. I also like the fact that it is eactly as long as the wall behind it, and centering the car was a good idea. And it’s in a good condition, too. It even has a sunroof for air conditioning – ideal for Italy.

The high resolution image

Capture Date1999
LocationBologna, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image File FormatKodak PhotoCD (PCD)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1837 x 2939 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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