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Winds on Sossusvlei

Winds on Sossusvlei

Wind patterns on the Sossusvlei dunes, Namib desert, Namibia

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Ropes on Boat

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Hjo, Sweden – 2015

 

Just a rope on an old boat in the harbor. Click on it to appreciate the full size image.


City Architecture 2 – New York

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New York City – 2015

If you look closely, I believe that you can see Batman descending the fire escape.

 

 


Hudson Yards – New York

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2015


Brooklyn Bridge – New York

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Brooklyn – 2015

 The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. Completed in 1883, it is one of the oldest of either type bridge in the United States.When the Brooklyn Bridge first opened, it cost a penny to cross by foot, 5 cents for a horse and rider and 10 cents for a horse and wagon. Farm animals were allowed at a price of 5 cents per cow and 2 cents per sheep or hog. It is now free for all beasts and vehicles to cross.

 

 


Baby Flinging – New York

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Brooklyn, New York 2015

Shoe flinging is the practice of throwing shoes whose laces have been tied together so that they hang from overhead power lines or telephone cables. Shoe flinging is thought to have many purposes, some examples are to define street gang territories, to pinpoint a drug dealing zone, or to commemorate a life or death event. Baby flinging, on the other hand, is a newer practice, which many believe is being used to mark the boundaries of rogue evil clown gangs in the rougher sections of Brooklyn.

 

 


New York, New York

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City Architecture – 2015


Nightmares

Ladderlightlayersdupflattened 1Have you ever had one of those REALLY scary nightmares that you were certain was not a dream?


Footsteps

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La Gomera, Spain

This shot was taken on the beach of the island of La Gomera, the second smallest of Spanish Canary Islands located off the western coast of Africa


Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, 30 km North of Berlin

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“Work Makes You Free”

Sachsenhausen was a Nazi concentration camp 30 km north of Berlin and was used from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in 1945. Its close proximity to the capital gave it special status as the place to train camp guards and test new procedures. It was designed as a model camp and became one of the most notorious concentration camps of the Third Reich. It was also the site of the Third Reich’s massive counterfeiting operation, Operation Bernhard, in which inmates artisans were forced to produce forged American and British currency. This was one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history and was designed to undermine the British and United States’ economies during the war. Operation Bernhard was depicted in the Oscar-winning 2007 movie The Counterfeiters. Visiting this camp has the most gut wrenching rip at the soul and it is almost unbearable to bear witness to the absolute atrocities that were committed  during this horrible era of the Third Reich.

Sachsenhausen Entrance

Prisoner’s entrance, “Tower A”

Death Strip

Death Strip

There were few successful escapes. The perimeter consisted of a 3m high wall. Within that there was a space that was patrolled by guards and dogs. This was bordered on the inside by a lethal electric fence; inside that was a gravel “death strip” forbidden to the prisoners. Any prisoner venturing onto the “death strip” would be shot by the guards without warning. Rewards such as extra leave were offered to guards who successfully shot and killed any prisoner who entered onto the death zone. Ultimately, too many prisoners decided to “escape” by suicide by stepping into the “death strip”, so the guards were then ordered to “shot to maim” rather than “shoot to kill”. The maimed were then further tortured.

Sink Sink in the Pathology Building and Cellar Mortuary.

Execution Trench

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Used mostly but not exclusively for execution by gunfire of prisoners sentenced to death by the National Socialist courts. This was also the site of a gallows that could hang three people at a time.

Crematorium Oven

Crematorium Oven

Prison Building

Prison Building

The Prison Building within the camp was built in 1936 and was used as a prison and by the gestapo for additional purposes. The prison was a place of secrets, abuse, and murder. The SS used the building to house camp prisoners but also other special prisoners sent from outside of the camp that the SS wished to isolate.