Elche, Spain, 1957 (III)

APRIL 1957 – View of a villa close to the city center of Elche in Spain. Scan © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Yesterday I shared a photo of 1957 showing the Rio Vinalopó which has washed out the sand and rocks to form a deep river bed in the city of Elche in Spain.

Here’s another image from that trip, most likely showing the corner of Carrer Reina Victoria and Calle Alfonso XII. The area has changed completely over the past 65 years, and the villa is gone today. But the building in the second row – the one with the tall narrow windows – seems to be still present. Also, the pillars on the left are most likely to belong to the bridge across the river. The steep drop of the fence indicates that the house had been built close to the river bed, which is confirmed by telegraph pole in the lower right corner (standing in the river bed.)


The high resolution image

Capture DateApril 1957
LocationElche, Spain
Image Source7 x 10 cm Print from Original Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4461 x 3036 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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