Bredeneek, Preetz, Germany, 1954

APRIL 1956 – Three girls wait for the end of a heavy rain shower in a riding stable at Bredeneek Castle near Preetz, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

My mother was an avid rider since her early childhood. During Easter 1956, at the age of 13, she spent a week at Bredeneek Castle near Preetz, Germany, on a horse riding training camp.

This snapshot was apparently taken during a heavy rainshower. Three girls (my mother in the middle) lie in the hay of the riding stables and watch their horses while these eat hay, unimpressed by the rain.

I really like this image as it paints a picture of a world that has stood still for 66 years. Even today, many girls are dreaming of spending a week at a horse riding workshop. They would love to jump into the hay and watch their horses during a rainshower. So, in almost seven decades, very little has changed. I think this is very interesting.

The high resolution image

Capture DateApril 1956
LocationBredeneek, Preetz, Germany
Image Source5.5 x 8.4 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 Dimensions4005 x 2604 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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