Auerdult, Munich, Germany

MAY 2006 – Colorful balloons float next to the tower of the Mariahilf Church in Munich, Germany, on a sunny day in spring. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

One of the long standing traditions in Munich is the Auerdult market which is a wild mix of folk festival and jumble market. You’ve got fun rides, a (small) beer tent, food stands, antique shops, and novelties. This very wide portfolio makes Auerdult unique but fortunately it takes places three times a year (spring, summer, and autumn.) You can find all the information on the official homepage.

I saw the bright and colorful balloons of a toy stand floating in the sky, and next to tower of the Mariahilf church. I realized that its perfectly suited to illustrate the two faces of the Auerdult – a funny, lighthearted one, and a serious one. I like the bright colors and round shapes of the balloons that contrast well with the subdued colors and straight lines of the church. A bit of copyspace is nice, too. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time01-MAY-2006, 13:08
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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