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Museum of Seaside Bathing/Tourism
August 4, 2005 5:43 AM   Subscribe

~Balnea~ Virtual Museum of Sea Bathing and Seaside Tourism
This beautiful and comprehensive Italian site records the development of human association with the sea from the 18th to the 20th century. Art works, posters and photographs display the evolving nature of seaside architecture, fashion, lifesaving, cafes/amusements, sun protection, pavillions and more. There are even vintage essays and partially digitized books (some are in english) as well as beach tunes (midi files) for those so-inclined. [site map] via
posted by peacay (3 comments total)

 
Ah, that is beautiful stuff. Thanks peacay.
posted by funambulist at 6:03 AM on August 4, 2005


The architecture section is fabulous. Very quickly bookmarked!
posted by iconomy at 8:23 AM on August 4, 2005


Nice post, as per usual. I missed it yesterday, so I'm glad I looked back today. I was immediately reminded of Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovski.
posted by OmieWise at 12:17 PM on August 5, 2005


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