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The window people of Austria

Back in 1985 I was part of a college trip to Europe on the way to an archaeological dig in Jerusalem. As best as I can recall, these photos were taken in Mattsee, Austria.

It appears I took these “human studies” from a hotel window as I watched the locals going about their business. And one of them was watching me!

Photos attached include the original or similar frames as well as some artsy post-processing.

If anybody knows the guy with the camera, I'd love to see the photo of me he took ;-). The neighborhood is shown in the colorized street scene.

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Apologies to Austria! This was actually taken from the Hotel Strauss in Wurzburg Germany!

You can see the pigeon house at right and rooftop windows at left.

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A quick pic of the original contact sheet.

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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Great, so now you can work out the numbers on the street and determine the addresses of folk in the windows including the fellow with the film camera. What year was this, about 1975?

the fellow has already started balding but even if he’s young, he’s at least 30 years old. So now he must be 75 or older depending on the date of these pictures.

So he could be still alive, living at that address!
 
Ironically it's hard to drive this street view. You end up inside the hotel...


It was 1985. Close enough ;-)
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Ironically it's hard to drive this street view. You end up inside the hotel...


It was 1985. Close enough ;-)
So that photographer would be at least 65 years old. Well I guess there’s a good chance he’s still alive but has a year 2,000 Canon, Nikon or Pentax!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Maybe if you have a member in or near Wurzburg they can swing by... Wouldn't that be funny!
Würzburg, though it’s famous people, is a good representative of the entire German place in the 20th Century.

I have never visited, but pick a side or a subject and there are major streams of importance from this one Bavarian Town!

Asher
 

Maggie Terlecki

Well-known member
Back in 1985 I was part of a college trip to Europe on the way to an archaeological dig in Jerusalem. As best as I can recall, these photos were taken in Mattsee, Austria.

It appears I took these “human studies” from a hotel window as I watched the locals going about their business. And one of them was watching me!

Photos attached include the original or similar frames as well as some artsy post-processing.

If anybody knows the guy with the camera, I'd love to see the photo of me he took ;-). The neighborhood is shown in the colorized street scene.

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These are great. I don't know how you did the post processing of the artsy ones, but they are fabulous!
 
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