Siegessäule, Berlin, Germany

JUNE 2006 – The Siegessäule in Berlin, Germany, on a cloudy day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In Germany, June 2006 was dominated by the soccer world championship. It was omnipresent, and I had been able to secure VIP tickets for a match of the German team.

So, on 20th June, I headed for Berlin, accompanied by a friend and colleague of mine. The match: Ecuador vs. Germany. “VIP tickets” meant seats with an excellent view and some nice food during the halftime break. Very nice, indeed.

We flew in early that day (from Munich) and took our time to visit the city Berlin. I had been to Berlin before, but never long enough to really get acquainted with the city (and this time it would be no difference.) But heck, we hopped on a tour bus and enjoyed the drive through the city. The match would kick off at 4 pm, so we had plenty of time.

Of course, we were driven past the ‘Siegessäule’ (Victory Column) in the town center, and I was happy to get this nice shot of the column with the golden statue of an angle at the top. Then we rushed on.

P.S.: Germany won that match 3:0 and closed the group phase of the tournament as winner of group A.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time20-JUN-2006, 12:42
LocationBerlin, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/640 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3090 x 4635 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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