Spiagge Bianche

If you thought the Tirrenian sea was a whole deep blue thing, then mate, you're wrong. There's a single spot on the

If you thought the Tirrenian sea was a whole deep blue thing, then mate, you’re wrong. There’s a single spot on the
boring regular coast where everything grows not only bananas but also coconuts. When you’re in Vada, near Livorno,
make sure you spend a couple of hours at Spiagge Bianche, which for you English-speakers should sound something
like “Spee-ah-je Bee-ahn-ke”.

Once there you’ll dip your toes into pure white sand while losing your sight towards
an incredible Mexico-style sky-blue sea. And every lad is windsurfing and every chick is sunbathing under rainbow
coloured umbrellas. You’ll be hell busy on every kind of lomoactivity on a very tiny moment, I do assure you.
For the sake of truth and history you’ll be surprised (or maybe disturbed) to find out that this celestial thing
is neither an unaccountable God’s blessing nor created by some crafty Hollywood scenery designers.
It’s the carbonated soda factory you can see on your left releasing its waste waters into the sea and painting
everything carbon-white. Howdy! My chemical beach alas! Fire some rolls on its plastic waters and sand and be
careful because everything is heavily polluted even if the local day-off people don’t seem to care at all.
Pure artificial marine nonsense. And a little bit of a shame as well.

written by jackievision on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #analog #culture #art

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