Boats on the shore of a Lake – c1961

Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake

This Kodachrome image shows boats moored at the side of one of the lakes in Europe. There is a clock at the water’s edge which shows the time was 4:50 in the afternoon when this picture was taken, and I believe it was from a boat just leaving the shore on a lake tour.

Many of the slides in this series have a location or other notes written on the mount, but this slide is completely free of all markings, including the processing date, so I can only guess at the location and date. The date is easier to pin down than the location – I’m pretty sure this picture was taken in the early 1960s. The cars parked at the water’s edge all seem to be models from the late 1950s to early 1960s, and since other slides in the series are from that date it would seem to confirm it.

The location is somewhat harder. When I started this post I assumed this was in Switzerland because so many of the series are, but when I looked more closely I noticed that at the far end of the quayside is a flag flying, and it seems to be a French flag. This makes me think that possibly this is on the French shore of Lake Geneva. At the moment, if you look at the location (using the View Photo Data button) you will see that it is therefore in the middle of Lake Geneva – if you can supply a more accurate location let me know and I’ll change it.

Update: I think the location is Piazza Roma, 4, 22060 Campione d’Italia CO, Italy. Thanks to the comment from ckrueger99 for finding this.

Photo categories : Boat|LakeDate Picture Taken: Unknown
Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake

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This photo features in a series. Click any picture below to see it.
  • Bus crossing bridge to italy in Ponta Tresa in Switzerland in about 1961
  • Swiss Photos - View from the William Tell Statue
  • Joch Pass, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - Taking Refreshment at Joch Pass
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake
  • Monte Generoso, Rovio, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - The Town of Ponte Tresa
  • Lake Lugano
  • A man on a mountain path leading a cart pulled by a cow
  • Couple by a garden in Lucerne, Switzerland in about 1961
  • Shopping Arcade in Lugano
  • Boats and Hotels at Lugano Switzerland
  • A picture of the jetty just after a Boat has pulled away for a Trip from Lugano c1961
  • The Hotel Carina at Morcote in Switzerland pictured in about 1961
  • Lowengraben in Lucerne Switzerland about 1961
  • Shopping Arcades in Lugano, Switzerland 1961
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960
  • A Narrow street in Lucerne Switzerland c1960
  • Rigi Restaurant Switzerland 1962
  • Monte Bre Lugano Switzerland in 1962
  • A shopping arcade in Morcote, Lugano in about 1962
  • A cafe in Switzerland in about 1962
  • Altdorf Street Scene in 1962
  • By the William Tell Monument in Altdorf in 1962
  • The landing stage at Baveno
  • Alpine horn blower on Pilatus in Switzerland 1962
  • Pilatus Kolm Hotel 1962
  • The Cable car station at Pilatus Kulm Hotel, Switzerland
  • Baskets on a wall in Switzerland
  • Woman Looking at a mountain range

One Thought to “Boats on the shore of a Lake – c1961”

  1. Campione d’Italia, isn’t it? That’s the Italian flag there.

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