Colosseum, Rome, Italy (II)

JUNE 2005 – The front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, seen from Via dei Fori Imperali. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This shot shows the western facing side of the Colosseum, along the Via dei Fori Imperali. It’s a long shot with a tele lens (probably the FD 70-210 mm). Looking at recent satellite images, this photo would be impossible to capture today due to massive construction works that have been going on for several years now. Also, the area has changed quite a bit. For example, the trees that spill over the wall on the left are nowhere to be seen in 2022 satellite imagery.

It was also quite difficult for me to find out where, exactly, I took this shot. Heck, I like it anyway. 🙂

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 2005
LocationRome, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3652 x 2435 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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