Flensburg, Germany, 1968

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 It has been replaced by a retirement home, a tiny shopping center, and several single houses.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.

MAY 2022 – Mark Zanzig poses for the photographer at the Mürwiker Straße in Flensburg, Germany. Photo © Jan Lindemann

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1968
LocationFlensburg, Germany
Image Source7 x 10 cm photo print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3215 x 4595 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s