Bordighera is a town at the Italian Riviera coast, about ten miles from the French border. Many of the British upper class used to spend their winters there, in the late 19th and early 20th century. Around WW I, the town lost a good part of its attractiveness, not only due to the war but also as a result from changes in the local gambling laws, that chased tourists from the casino of nearby San Remo to that of Monte Carlo.
Today, the town still seems to struggle with the balance between its old glory and its current state. But the sun is shining, and every morning, they pull out the colourful sun screens, hoping that tourists will show up in the numbers of a century ago. They don't, at least not in september. The place does have its charm without them though!
- Copyright: Rutger Siskens (Ruggi) (36)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Colourful Riviera [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-05 13:12