Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, Portugal (II)

DECEMBER 1999 – The Monument of Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) in Lisbon, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Lisbon in Portugal is an exciting destination that has a long history, a rich culture and many attractive spots, be it the fortress that overtowers the city center, the super-sized Jesus statue, or the many restaurants with their Fado singers.

When we visited Lisbon in 1999, we took the tram to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (the Monument of Discoveries.) The sun was illuminating the monument while dark clouds increased the contrast between the discoverers and the bridge spanning the Tejo river background, giving it a dramatic look.

The high resolution image

Capture DateDecember 1999
LocationLisbon, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6397 x 3955 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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