Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Pale blue perfection

Last night, I was mooching about on Pinterest when I realised something. I think I may be an aquaphile, as there were pictures of pools, oceans and swimming pinned to many of my boards. There was only one thing to do... Make a whole new board dedicated to the pale blue perfection of swimming.

Once, I read a word that I've never been able to locate since. The definition was the feeling of diving into water, as the cold hits your warm, dry skin. I need this word! It would be the perfect description for nearly all the pictures on my new board.

On closer inspection, some of the pictures don't appear to be pools at all. There's the hammock/pool/cactus combination above for a start. And three amazing wild swimming options in Tenerife: Bajamar has two natural pools, one specially for children, while Costa Martiánez Complex and César Manrique Maritime Park both feature several saltwater pools, many for kids, and are the work of famous architect, César Manrique whose work is all over Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands. I'm immediately booking flights to Tenerife on basis of pics alone!

And this weird pool within a pool with built in lounger. I'm not sure where in the world that is but I'd be throwing my towel on that one first thing:

But I'm most in love with the seventies-style US pools - Palm Springs and LA - with their faded glamour and hazy sunshine:

The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs is supposed to be amazing (if a little hipster) and I LOVE the look of the Parker. And the Riviera is where the Rat Pack used to stay, apparently.

And isn't this picture of Faye Dunaway at the Beverly Hills Hotel the night after she won her 1977 Oscar just the best?

A little reminder for my fellow aquaphiles - don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a float session at Bristol Floatation Centre!

Oh, and if you happen to come across that word, you will let me know, won't you?

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