Zur schönen Aussicht, Charlottenberg/Lahn, 1957

JUNE 1957 – Three ladies stick out of the folding roof of a Borgward Isabella TS in front of the restaurant ‘Zur schönen Aussicht’ in Charlottenberg an der Lahn, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

This is a photo from the distant relatives in Oldenburg, Germany. They were travel fans and made several trips in the 1950s usually by car. The took their Borgward Isabella to the most exotic and remote places.

Here, they made a remarkably funny photo in Charlottenberg/Lahn, a tiny, peaceful village in Southern Germany. The restaurant ‘Zur schönen Aussicht’ closed its doors in 1972 after more than 100 years in business. The building was acquired by a local women’s organization in 1983 and is a gathering place for women with training courses and holiday appartments today.

I adore this photo because it shows the joy and optimism that was present in Germany throughout the 1950s and 1960s. When the photo was taken, the second world war had been over for 12 years. People could afford small trips again and enjoyed their freedom massively. This photo expresses this positive mood perfectly.


The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1957
LocationCharlottenberg/Lahn, Germany
Image Source7 x 10 cm Print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions8715 x 6225 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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