AUGUST 1988 – The busy Rossio Square in Lisbon, Portugal, with the Coluna de D. Pedro IV (Column of Pedro IV). Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Here’s a photo from one of my best trips ever. I had completed my civil service in Germany (as a First Responder) and had a bit of money and a lot of time. This was true for my girlfriend as well, and so we decided to drive from Kiel in Northern Germany to Portugal – a distance of 3,100 km (1,900 mi). Back then, it was mostly unspolit by tourism, and it was exciting to spend six to eight weeks in this beautiful country.
We headed for the Algarve first and spend a long time exploring the aera. On our way back to Germany we did a stop-over in Lisbon for a couple of days. It was fantastic!
This photo shows the busy Rossio Square in the center of Lisbon. The statue is the Coluna de D. Pedro IV (Column of Pedro IV). Wikipedia knows more. Since 1988, Rossio Square has changed a bit and presents itself still busy but much more tidy today.
I took this photo with my old Canon AE-1 Program on negative film, but I scanned a 13×18 cm print I found in an old shoe box.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||August 1988|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||13 x 18 cm Print from Original Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||8311 x 5541 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|