1968 – Mark Zanzig poses for the photographer in front of the Mürwiker Straße in Flensburg, Germany. © Inga Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
1968. I was almost three years old when my mother took this photo in Flensburg, Germany, at the Mürwiker Strasse. At that time, my grandparents lived in one of the red appartment buildings in the back (in number 88, to be concrete.) I do remember this place as nice and comfortable. So I always got excited when we visited them – which we did about three to four times a year. It was a welcome change to my home in Kiel, and always a positive experience.
The Mürwiker Strasse at that time was not very busy. Some cars, and a bus now and then. There was a large meadow where I was standing for this photo, always good for playing some soccer.
Fast forward 54 years, to May 2022. Finally, I could revisit this place of my childhood. It was an amazing experience. The houses are still present. They have been refurbished and upgraded over time, but in principle they have remained unchanged. The trees have grown significantly (as I did, except my hair, haha.)
The meadow, however, is gone. It has been replaced by a retirement home, a tiny shopping center, and several single houses. That’s why I had to stand closer to the street now. The location of the past will never be available again.
Thanks to my cousin, Jan Lindemann, for the photo below.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1968|
|Image Source||7 x 10 cm photo 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||3215 x 4595 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|