The Lakes and Mountains of Europe

This curated post features pictures of the lakes and mountains of Europe which have been added to the found-film archive over the last couple of years, and have been taken by holiday makers over the last 60 years.

There are many picture in the archive which were taken around the lakes and mountains of Europe, particularly Switzerland and Italy in the 1950s and 1960s; It seems that these locations were very popular tourist destinations for the more affluent families at the time.

The images cover many of the traditional holiday photo subjects such as the scenery around the mountains and lakes, and I’ve included a few of those type images in this post, but I’ve also included the (to my mind more interesting) pictures of the towns and villages as well.

Most of the features pictures have been scanned and post processed to try to get the best view from the slide. Although it could be seen as distorting the original view, I believe most of the photographers who took these photos would want the final image to be a good as it could be, although none of those photographers could ever have envisaged their photos being published to a mass audience on a medium like the Internet!

Views from the Lakes and Mountains of Europe

These are the views I’ve selected from the archive for this curated post. As new images are added which match this subject I’ll add them to the post  and update it.

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A software developer by profession, I've always been interested in photography and vintage photography in particular. This site is one of several I run which is dedicated to film, photography and photo equipment.

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