Friday, January 9, 2009
The Piscine Deligny.
"The Piscine Deligny, a nineteenth century swimming pool that floated on the Seine and eventually sank, was a popular and cruisy people-watching and sun-bathing spot where as little as legally possible was worn. An odd seasidelike presence in the middle of Paris, it provided an oasis on sizzling summer days and a challenge to the fashion-conscious to come up with new forms of exhibitionism."
A Chequered Past by Peter Schlesinger.