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Nice Beach Postcard / 1920

Ingenious machines enable bathers to go a few metres out to where the Baie des Anges is deep enough for plunging or diving

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Baie Bathing Deep Diving Enable Ingenious Machines Metres Nice Plunging Sea Side Anges


EDITORS COMMENTS
Step back in time to the beautiful beaches of Nice, France with this historical postcard from 1920. The image captures a scene of bathers enjoying the sun and sea, with ingenious machines enabling them to venture just a few meters out into the Baie des Anges for plunging or diving. In this snapshot of seaside leisure, we see a glimpse of how technology was used to enhance the beach experience nearly a century ago. The machines mentioned in the caption were likely innovative contraptions designed to make it easier for bathers to access deeper waters safely. The Baie des Anges is depicted as a serene and inviting body of water, perfect for swimming and relaxation. The deep blue hues of the sea contrast beautifully with the sandy shore, creating an idyllic setting for holidaymakers. This postcard not only offers a window into beach culture in 1920s France but also showcases how human ingenuity has always played a role in enhancing our travel experiences. It serves as a reminder that even simple pleasures like taking a dip in the ocean can be made more accessible and enjoyable through clever inventions. Overall, this print from Mary Evans Picture Library is both charmingly nostalgic and thought-provoking, inviting us to reflect on how far we've come in terms of beachside amenities while still appreciating the timeless allure of coastal destinations.

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