The grand opening of Leitz Park in Wetzlar has come and gone. After the speeches and the introduction of new products from Leica, the daily work of making cameras and lenses have returned and memories linger.
Here are several photographs that offer a look behind the scene of the celebration.
About 2500 visitors gathered for the grand opening of Leitz Park and
the new headquarters of Leica Camera AG
A large tent was set up across the street for all the guests to gather
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann during his speech at the opening of the celebration
Dr. Andreas Kauffmann receiving a gift from district representative Wofgang Schuster
Wetzlar Mayor Wolfram Dette welcoming Leica back to the city of its origin
The Simon Bolivar String Quartet helped to make the celebration a success
The celebration was also used to award this year's Oskar Barnack Prize.
Here Dr. Andreas Kaufmann is congratulating the recipients Alejandro Cegara and Martin Kollar
Wetzlar mayor Wofram Dette on Monday at the townhall of Wetzlar, during the opening of a
special exhibition of photographs by Leica photographer Reimund Schwarz.
Special guest of honor, Dr. Knut Kühn-Leitz (center)