Walter Mittelholzer was a Swiss pilot and aviation pioneer. He was also well known during the early 20th century as an excellent photographer and travel writer.
A twenty-three years old Walter Mittelholzer
Walter's connections with Gibraltar were - as far as I know - non-existent except that on one of his many flying trips he took three rather attractive aerial photographs of Gibraltar - sufficient reason for including him among my other essays. The day he took them he also managed several shots of the Spanish town of Algeciras just across the Bay from Gibraltar. I have included two of these.