NOVEMBER 2006 – The owner of the Etosha Café und Biergarten poses for the photographer in her restaurant in Tsumeb, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
On our trip from Windhoek to the Etosha National Park in Namibia we stopped at Tsumeb which is known for its mining industry which started in 1905 when the first mine was commercially deployed in Tsumeb. Quickly, the city became a mine city and grew significantly. You can still admire the De Wet shaft head frame in the main street. It was the main entrance to the mine when it was still operational. The city of Tsumeb calls the mine the “Grand Old Lady of Namibian mining”, because it was operational for several decades, until it stopped production in 1996.
Right opposite the old mine tower, we found the Etosha Café und Biergarten which was owned and operated by Karin at the time who greeted us in a perfect Dirndl that she could wear to Oktoberfest in Munich.
I asked her to pose for a photo behind her counter which – upon close examination – reveals an interesting mix of Namibian and German artefacts. You could really feel the German heritage everywhere.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||28-NOV-2006, 11:40|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/40 sec at f/5.6 (flash fired)|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|