Angel of Peace, Munich, Germany (I)

JANUARY 2007 – The Friedensengel (Angel of Peace) in Munich, Germany, on a sunny afternoon. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Let’s begin the year with a bit of peace for all. This is the image of the ‘Angel of Peace’ that overlooks the city of Munich in Germany from above the Isar River. Let’s all hope that 2022 will be more peaceful than 2021, especially considering the ongoing developments around the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the world. I know it’s wishful thinking.

I shot this image on a cold, clear winter day in 2007. The afternoon light was illuminating the statue perfectly, and the 1/400 sec exposure time was short enough to avoid camera shake on a non-IS lens. I admit that I’ve cropped away a bit of the surrounding space to put the focus on the statue.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time28-JAN-2007, 14:33
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2615 x 3922 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/


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