The Port of Golfe-Juan updated its historical displays
11 June 2021
It is now possible to step back in time with the exhibition sited along Quai Tabarly. The Old Port of Golfe-Juan has updated its historical displays with new photographs from the last century.
The Old Port of Golfe-Juan has updated its historical displays with new photographs from the last century.
It is now possible to step back in time with the exhibition sited along Quai Tabarly. The 17 black and white photos, installed in mid May, present the Old Port and the shore at Golfe-Juan between 1902 and 1957. The photos cover a range of themes: not only demographic changes but also developments in sailing boats and motor boats, the increasing number of vessels on the water, in addition to port infrastructure, residents, shops and means of transportation.
A paradoxical vision
As the Old Port is a publicly accessible tourist destination, it welcomes large numbers of visitors. This display aims to present a comparison and allow passers-by to grasp what the place they are standing in looked like in the past. It will also serve to visually enhance the large windows of premises at the Old Port.
An original set of photos for 2021
The photos (each one measuring one by two metres) have been on display for three years. The 17 images have been updated this year with never-seen-before photos that were discovered through the Port’s archives, its associations (association for fishers and pleasure boaters (APPGJ) and watersports club) and the town council of Vallauris Golfe-Juan. They were selected by the Port’s teams from amongst the 700 images found.