This is a picture of the Hotel Carina on the shore of Lake Lugano in the town of Morcote Switzerland in about 1961.

I found the location of this picture by carrying out a google search for the word ‘Carina’ without much hope of finding anything, but luckily discovered that the hotel or restaurant has survived into the modern day and looks very similar to it’s appearance in 1961. This enabled me to pin down the location with a fair degree of accuracy.

The picture shows a beautiful day in what I would assume is Summer, with only a couple of people walking along the road by the edge of the lake. There are a few cars parked in the picture, at least two of which are VW Beetle models – that’s a car that has survived the years well. The wooden structure shown on the left hand side of the picture is, I believe, an additional restaurant for the hotel and is still shown in the modern day picture – it must be very nice sitting out on the lake eating dinner.

I’ve set the date of this picture as 1961 based on others in the series.

Photo categories : Car|Hotel|LakeDate Picture Taken: Unknown
The Hotel Carina at Morcote in Switzerland pictured in about 1961

The Location of this picture is shown below

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
  • 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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