Apples & Oranges

APRIL 1999 – Apples have been stacked next to oranges in a market hall in Bologna, Italy. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

A fun picture illustrating the term ‘comparing apples with oranges’, found in a market hall in Bologna, Italy. In 1999, the Euro had not been introduced, so prices are still shown in Lire. Surprisingly, a price comparison leads nowhere: both apples and oranges cost 2,800 Lire (about 1.40 Euro) per kilogram. Funny.

The high resolution image

Capture DateApril 1999
LocationBologna, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceSlide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6533 x 4301 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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