Loving the Classics

Challenge #1 in the Photos Are Worth 1,000 Thoughts series. Hosted by DesireeSkye.
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Sure our modern cars can tell us where to get to places, have bluetooth capabilities, voice commands, airbags, heated seats, etc. But lets flash back to simpler times. When cars may or may not have had seat belts and a car was a real car with chrome and genuine power. This Challenge is for classic cars before 1980. Can be car, truck, motorcycle of any make or model. People (keep it clean) and animals are allowed.
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In front of my Panelák
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1968 was a fresh breeze of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia. The Skoda 1000 MB, build between 1964 and 1969 nicely fits into this time period. These two Skoda 1000 MBs are the model 1969, made after the "allied" Soviet troops (and other of the Warsaw Pact) occupied Czechoslovakia. The "Panelák" in the background stands as a quiet symbol of normalization and censorship that followed in the 1970s and 1980s, where uniformity and greyness was a standard. For me personaly, this image tells a story and has a deeper meaning if you know the background, details and put it all together. The two cars were there by coincidense, it was not planned.
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Submitted: Friday, 8th June, 2012 21:39 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 23rd August, 2008
Focal length: 10 mm
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Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: HDR
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