Tejo River, Lisbon, Portugal, 1988

AUGUST 1988 – The Ponte 25 de Abril and the Cristo Rei monument seen from the Tejo River in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Here’s another photo from one of my best trips ever: a road trip from Kiel in Northern Germany to Portugal (roughly 3,100 km one way). Back then, Portugal was mostly unspolit by tourism, and the outlook to spend six to eight weeks in this beautiful country was exciting.

We headed for the Algarve first and spend a long time exploring the area. On our way back to Germany we did a stop-over in Lisbon for a couple of days.

We had visited the beaches close to Lisbon that day and were now to get to the busy city. We considered using the Ponte 25 de Abril that spans the Tejo river with its stunning architecture that is similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. However, we realized that it would be just a very short experience, and we would not be able to enjoy seeing the bridge entirely.

So we decided to use the car ferry instead. We had plenty of time to enjoy the warm wind on the water and capture a photo of the bridge and the Cristo Rei monument.


The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1988
LocationLisbon, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceColor Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6282 x 4294 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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