SUMMER 1943 – Two couples walk along the beach promenade in St.-Peter-Ording in Germany in a very good mood. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
My grandparents spent six weeks in the summer of 1943 in Sankt-Peter-Ording, a quiet little village at the North Sea coast of Germany. This enabled them to get away from the increasingly difficult situation in Kiel. The city had been experiencing frequent air raids and they simply wanted to get the kids out of the city.
Life in Sankt-Peter was completely different, despite being just 120 kilometers away from Kiel. This photo shows Edith and Otto on the left. Their time-out from the terrible war was welcome, and they could forget about their worries for a while and even smile for the photographer. And it’s beautiful smiles that I see. At the age of 37, Edith was looking really good, stylish, and relaxed. And likewise, Otto was not looking like 48 at all. At this point in time they had already been married for twenty years!
And that’s why I post this image today. Exactly 99 years ago, on the 1st June 1923, they got married in Schönwalde am Bungsberg in Germany.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1943|
|Image Source||6 x 6 cm Print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2469 x 2469 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|