V = Volkswagen

the picture was shot 1965; that car was my companion during the 1968 students' revolution - and the girl sitting in the car became my wife 1969; this photo is a reminder to me, to think about the hopes of my generation; in Germany my generation has a bad image and the media like to focus on some terror groups (RAF); but that's not correct; my generation worked for more democracy, more sexual liberation, created an unbelievable good repertoire of new music; the Neoconservatism in Germany (not in the USA or in France, I think) tries to give my generation a bad image; sad; but this photo always gives me back a smile - and helps me to find back in the feelings of hope... (my favorite philosopher: Ernst Bloch, www.amazon.com/review/R16716M7GQMBVR "the principle of hope")

P.S.:

I've scanned some old slides from 1965 - the song in our hearts at those days: "Sunny Afternoon" by the Kinks - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h1oRP7FfBw

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