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An Escape from the City: My First Sunbath of the Year

Escaping the city for a weekend in the beginning of June to take my first sunbath for the year! My first weekend of June was an occasion to leave my city and go to the Ligurian Sea, the nearest one in Como. After a stop in the town of Noli for lunch, I reached the city of Alassio, an interesting place with a medieval center with narrow streets, called "budello".

*The beach of Noli in the morning.

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*The “Budello” of Alassio and some details of its shops.

In the morning the sky was cloudy and the temperature was about 20 degrees Celsius, but in the early afternoon, the clouds disappeared and there was a good opportunity to take a sunbath on the beach.

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A great moment to “throw away socks and shoes into the sea” for a pleasant barefoot walk on the beach! But… damn! The water is still cold! So as for this girl, I cannot make my first swim of the year!

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The bathing season was already beginning and some workers were still putting up some beach signs.

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The flowers of the Ligurian Coast are always pleasant to see! Not far from Alassio, there is Sanremo, a city known for its flower cultivations!

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Almost everything is ready on the beach for the summer season!

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A pleasant afternoon on the beach with a few sunbathers!

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Because Alassio is an expensive town, in the late afternoon I journeyed a few kilometers to reach the small town of Laigueglia, a quiet place for a short walk and for some crepes!

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Just before sunset, I found a hotel in Andora, a city built mainly in the ’60s. After a pizza with my friends, I took a walk along the sea with my trusty Lomo LC-A, taking some night pictures of the beaches.

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The film was a Kodak Colorplus (200 ISO) so I placed the camera on a wall to avoid blurring. And because I love street photography, I propose to you this photo:

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There are two young lovers…the photo was taken from a great distance to respect their privacy (their faces are not identifiable).

But take a careful look at some details: as you can see, the girl had taken off her shoes, while the boy is still wearing his! I wonder why girls are always the first to take off their shoes to enjoy the pleasant sensation of being barefoot on a beach or in a park? It is not the first time that I noticed this detail, the same situation occurs with my female friends when we are together in a beautiful park!

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Maybe because girls have a bigger desire for freedom, enjoying pleasant sensations even from these small things? After all, it is they who can give us joy when we are a little discouraged!

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