Photographer's Note

This diving board structure (trampolino) was built in the 50s or 60s (I initally thought it might have dated from the Fascist era, which had both a traditionalist and a Modernist school of architecture, but it seems not).

This Kursaal Trampolino was a real landmark for Lido di Ostia in the 50's and 60's, yet at its peak! It's interesting that the diving-board that's there today is a 1997 reconstruction of the 50s original by Attilio Lapadula which was demolished at the beginning of the '70s. Instead of armed cement, this was recreated in lamelled wood ( legno lamellare in italian). The diving boards are respectively 3,5 and 10 meters high.

This reconstruction project in 1997 also marked the beginning of the complex rehabilitation of the Lido di Ostia.

Unfortunately, the Kursaal sea resort is closed during the winter months and I had to almost climb on the fence to get you some shots!...:-)

I played with photoshop and am posting some trials as ws. tell me what you think

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Additional Photos by Eric LE PARC (eleparc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 83 N: 2109] (24063)
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