Arco della Pace, Milano, Italy

OCTOBER 2011 – A woman photographs the Arco della Pace in Milano, Italy on a sunny day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

I photographed a wedding in Milano, and one thing I usually do when abroad is to visit the city as well. One walk lead me to the Arco della Pace (“Arch of Peace”) which is a one huge statement for peace.

Of course, I shot the arch from different angles, but when one tourist walked up to the building and pulled out her smartphone to take a photo I couldn’t resist and capture that moment as it perfectly shows the true size of the building.

By the way, the photo session of the wedding was brilliant, especially the official ceremony at the Palazzo Reale and the session on the Piazza del Duomo. Lovely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time28-OCT-2011, 14:47
LocationMilano, Italy
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2454 x 3681 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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