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.
View of my hometown Schifferstadt (south part) in 1951. St Laurent church, and a rail track. Looks very similar today.
This article was originally published in 2018 on my old website. I am now re-publishing it here. This was my first try at splash photography. As always, this blog entry is more a reminder to myself how I did it so I can recreate the shoot later on. If you want some hints from a […]
Looks like the driver fixed the bus and it is running again. Also taken in 1953, and on the same film as the previous one. Bus is a Magirus-Deutz, most likely a O3500. Note the windscreen – splitted in two. Some cyclists on the road can be seen and cars in front. From worn leather […]
Taken in 1953 by my father. Persons in the picture and location is unknown. The job of the bus driver was not just driving the bus… From the logo on the bus it was a Magirus (link in German only).
Now and then – the upper photo was taken by my father in 1960. I took the lower one in 2015 from approximately the same location. A lot of things have changed: “Simons housewares” shop (lower left) no longer exists. The shop was removed in the early 1970s. At the same time the clock was […]
This picture was scanned from a paper photograph. On the back side was written “during the cold winter of 1940, Iggelheimer Straße at Mönchshof”. If it is from 1940 it must have been taken by my Grandfather. I do not know who the man with the hat is, also the location (see below) is a […]