A picture of shopping arcades in Lugano, Switzerland taken in about 1961.
This slide has written on it the name of the town, Lugano, so I know the general location, but I haven’t yet been able to find the precise street where the photographer stood. The scene is a typical shopping picture, with people sitting in the cafe on the left of the picture and walking around the individual shops. I think the thing which I find most interesting is on the right of the picture, just below the
I think the thing which I find most interesting is on the right of the picture, just below the center. Just below the sigh which reads ‘Parrucchiere’ (Italian for hairdresser) is a man sitting in a wheelchair which is pulled by his dog. I’ve seen horse drawn buggies and also donkey drawn transport, but I’ve never seen a buggy pulled by a dog before – and the dog actually looks quite small as well.
The date of this picture is about 1961 based on dates of other slides in the set.