Rome, Italy (II)

JUNE 2005 – The Tevere river in Rome, Italy, with the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, seen from Largo Giovanni XXIII. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Rome is full of beautiful locations that seem to be off the beaten path (of the countless tourists). Take this shot, for example. It’s the Tevere river with the awesome Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the really nice historic bridges in the city. Upon first glance it looks nice but possibly a bit generic. Now consider this: this is right in the city center of Rome next to the Castel Sant’ Angelo, one of the key attractions of the city. Yet, the photo suggests a peaceful (and beautiful) town quarter. Is this one of the typical photos of Rome? Most certainly not. Most tourists will head to the Castel and to the Vaticano. They will simply rush by and say (with a Homer Simpson voice): “Boooring.”

That’s why I like this photo immensely. 🙂

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 Dimensions3819 x 2149 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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