Palace Guard, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999

JUNE 1999 – A serious looking guard protects the entrance to the castle of Stockholm. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In June 1999 Petra and I were invited to a two-day conference by Ericsson’s mobile phone unit. We had not been to Sweden before, and so we explored the city as soon as be had checked in to the hotel.

Of course, we visited the main piazza of the Kungliga Slottet (Kings Castle). And here I captured a photo of this palace guard. The sun was highlighting him against the walls in the back. I like the fact that his face and the shiny polished helmet get the center of attention. And you can tell by his appearance that he’s taking his job serious. Very serious.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1999
LocationStockholm, Sweden
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4175 x 6485 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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