15 Jun 2013 / 0 notes
The new 99 Bikes switched over yesterday afternoon. Still have some cleaning up to do, but it turned out pretty well.
31 May 2013 / 0 notes
Taken on the flight Brisbane to Zurich.
The snap, taken in 1936, shows August Landmesser defying the status quo as he witnessed the launch of a navy training vessel in Hamburg.
Landmesser was a former member of the Nazi party but came to oppose Hitler’s regime after fathering children with a Jewish woman.
He was found guilty of “dishonouring the race” under Nazi law and bravely revealed his rejection of the doctrine at the launch of the Horst Wessell at Blohm + Voss shipyard.
Landmesser and his wife, Irma Eckler, were jailed by the Gestapo and their children were sent to an orphanage.
He was freed from prison in 1941 but was soon drafted into the war. He was later declared missing in action and was presumed dead.
But his image and reputation remains as that of: “An example of individual courage and conscientious objection.”
22 Apr 2013 / 0 notes