This Kodachrome slide shows a shopping arcade in Lugano, Switzerland in about 1961.

The slide has written on it ‘Arcade, Lugano’, so that is the general description of what is in this picture but you can see that as well as the little shop at the right-hand end, which seems to be selling tourist trinkets, there is also a couple of arches which are set up as a cafe and bar. At the far end of the arcade is what looks like a board set up with postcards or photos on, and beyond that another set of tables and chairs. I wonder if all these were separate little shops, or if they were all part of a bigger ‘arcade’ business?

Although I couldn’t find the precise location on the modern day google maps, it seems as if this road runs along the side of the lake so it should be possible to find it if this building is still standing. In the extreme distance, to the left of the picture, it’s possible to see the lake behind a VW beetle car which is coming towards the photographer.

I’ve dated the picture based on other slides in the series which have dates written on them.

Photo categories : Car|Commercial Property|LakeDate Picture Taken: Unknown
Shopping Arcade in Lugano

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This photo features in a series. Click any picture below to see it.
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  • View from the William Tell Statue
  • Joch Pass, Switzerland
  • Taking Refreshment at Joch Pass
  • Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake
  • Monte Generoso, Rovio, Switzerland
  • 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
  • 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

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