The above image, by Bath Beach photographer David Tan, shows a classic Volkswagen Beetle from the brand that, in the span of a decade, went from being associated with Hitler to becoming a symbol of 1960s counterculture. During the 1980s, a popular movie about time travel led an entire generation to associate the “VW” with terrorism. At least until they went to college.
The photo was taken at the 68th Precinct’s National Night Out in Shore Road Park on August 7, 2012.
To see more of David’s intense images, please visit his blog at dtan.blogspot.com.
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