AUGUST 2008 – The church Madonna del Sasso overlooks Lago Maggiore and the city of Locarno, Switzerland, on a sunny afternoon. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Lago Maggiore is special in many ways. Not only is it split between Switzerland (in the north) and Italy (in the south) but it carries the best of those two cultures. You get Swiss accuracy combined with Italian lifestyle and language. And then there is a lot of Italian history to be discovered as well.
This image, for example, shows Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, Switzerland, a sanctuary and pilgrimage church that sits high above the city of Locarno in the mountains, overlooking the northern part of the lake. The sanctuary was founded after a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1480 and quickly became a popular destination for pilgrims. It can be reached directly from Locarno through the Locarno-Madonna del Sasso funicular and offers beautiful views across the lake and the city.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||25-AUG-2008, 16:14|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/200 sec at f/13|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4907 x 2952 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|