Hondarribia, Basque Country, Spain 1959

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This vintage color sea coast photo is labeled on the back as “Fuonterrabia Spain ’59.”  This would be the town of Fuenterrabía, Spain, located in Gipuzcoa, Basque Country, on the west shore of the Bidasoa River’s mouth, across from France. In the Basque language the town is called Hondarribia, which means “sand ford.” In Spanish it is Fuenterrabía, and in french it is Fontarrabie. It looks like this was taken from a balcony, showing a view from above of calm water, moored boats and a tree-lined, sandy walkway with some parked cars visible in the distance. There are a couple of people in the photo, also:  a gentleman walking next to a boat which is up on the sand, and another person that must be on top of maybe a high pile of rocks on the other side of our line of view. He’s not perched in the tree, 🙂  though it kind of looks that way. I’m guessing that on the map below we would be on the yellow beach area to the left.

Map of Hondarribia

Vintage color snapshot with white border, dated 1959.  Size:  About 6 and 3/4 x 3 and 1/2″

Price:  $4.00

Sources:  Hondarribia. n.d. (accessed October 5, 2014).

Hondarribia – Google Maps.,+Gipuzkoa,+Spain/@43.4020316,-1.8837576,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xd5109a0535dceff:0xf8a3a87ebc694056 (accessed October 5, 2014).

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