This picture shows the border between Austria and Germany going right through a village. On the very left side you can read the name on a sign “Grenzkontrollstelle Grossgmain” (so the picture was taken from the Austrian side). In the middle of the picture you can see a signpost with the emblem of Bavaria (the […]
Event and meaning of a lot of these old photos have been forgotten, including this one. But there are some conclusion I can draw from the content or persons pictured. The inn named “Enztallust” is located in Enzklösterle, about 2 hours (at that time) from where my father lived. The man with the tie in […]
In 1973, 7 years old, I got my very first own camera for Christmas. It was a plastic, fixed focus camera, with cassette type films and magnesium one-time flashbulbs from Porst. I guess this is one of the first photos I took. Some details about the photo: The tree is standing in our living room, […]
Christmas 1965, this was before I was born so no gifts for me in that picture. Lots of details to discover in this picture: Photograph of my mother on the wall right behind the tree Real candles on the tree. They were replaced by electrical ones after I was born (guess why). Lots of books […]
As you know in Germany you get your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. This photo shows some presents from 1950. Some of these tree ornaments still exist! Let’s have a look at some presents in detail: Fruits and nuts (and some cookies). This shows me the picture was arranged – usually you have the cookies […]
Another picture of the Märklin model railway I got as a Christmas present as a child. I remember it being so big, but looking at the picture it was rather small (it got a little bit bigger over the years though). I had three trains to play with: A steam train (with “real” steam – […]
I guess this was the best Christmas present I got as a child ever – a model railway (Märklin H0). The first time I got it it was built in secrecy by my parents, the last time it was built by myself some times in the late 70s. It usually stood from December until end […]
Again Weickert shopping center in Neustadt a.d. Weinstr. – taken some time pre-Christmas, most likely in December. The illuminated “W” on the roof can be seen and also quite a lot of Christmas lights.
From the chain of lightbulbs and the writing my guess is that this photo was taken some time before Christmas in December. You see shopping center Weickert in Neustadt a.d.Weinstr. – and it looks like they had everything. Some of the writing translated: “Food department with self service” “Use our elevator and escalator” “Buy something […]
This photo was taken in spring or early summer 1953. No idea what they were celebrating. Dog owners parade? Best looking goat? Location is Speyerer Straße – on the right you can see my Grandparents house.