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i’m on holiday for a wee while. just over 3 weeks to be exact, boom! i won’t be on the computer much (or at all, hopefully) – but i have set up some posts to go off like clockwork around here. so, to keep going with the summer / holiday spirit…. here are some lovely old beach pics for you:

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From 1959 to 1963 my father took photos of ordinary people in Cape Town.

found these amazing vintage shots by liberty littlebasil‘s dad from the beaches & pools of cape town in the memory bane pool group over on flickr. there’s lots more – go have a look.

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matteo parrini

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matteo parrini
to kick off my summer holiday, some very summery images from matteo parrini aka jack the ripper. beach! swimming! snorkelling! diving! weee!

http://i.imgur.com/rF99z.jpg

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boogie woogie board

my mom snapped these in the late afternoon at kogel bay – bear in mind that they were taken from the coastal road above the beach – if you have ever been to kogel bay you’ll know how far away that is. love this sequence & the sunset light on the water.

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wayne pate

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if i ever have a lovely little beach house to decorate, these prints would slipstream right in there – by wayne pate

do you think you pronounce his surname as in plate or as in pâté ? i love pâté…

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tenerife

i want to go to there. these pictures makes me think: is it ever, ever going to be warm again? i’ll be cursing myself when it’s 38°C – but i’m throwing caution to the wind! come on, weather gods. pics from samokhvalov

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amalfi

from a trip to italy, 2003. i remember it being reported as the hottest italian summer in decades – that water was heaven.

i do realise that’s two italian summery posts in the space of 2 days – but i’m craving warm weather!

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italian summer

it’s almost that time of year. lovely set over at osvaldo zoom‘s flickr

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