Km 0, Madrid

SEPTEMBER 2001 – Km 0, the original mile stone for all distances to and from Madrid, Spain. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2001 I had been frequently traveling to Madrid, Spain. In my spare time I explored the city and took photos with my tiny Kodak DC 4800 point-and-shoot camera.

Here’s an image that is perfect for starting the new year off: Km 0 – Kilometre Zero, or to be more precises: Kilómetro 0 de las carreteras radiales de España. It’s a simple metal plate at the Puerta del Sol in the city center of Madrid. It marks the beginning of six national roads in Spain and is the foundation for calculating the distances to Madrid from anywhere in Spain.

I like the idea of having a clear understanding where the final destination (or beginning) is. Now, with most of 2023 still ahead of us, it is really like starting at Km 0.

Have a great day year, folks!

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-SEP-2001, 11:44
LocationMadrid, Spain
CameraKodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital
Exposure1/700 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel,sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1931 x 1350 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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