History

1950's

In early 1950's my parents drove a Peugeot 203 all the way from Finland to Spain. They made a 16 mm film of that trip. The film was edited and shown in Helsinki. My mother sold tickets.

 

Sadly just a few fotos were taken during that trip. A selection is here:

Benalmádena

Castillo El Bil Bil 1950.jpg

Castillo Bil Bil in Benalmádena around 1950.

My father's photo of Castillo Bil Bil was displayed in the exhibition "Benalmádena de ayer a hoy"en Centro de Exposiciones de Benalmádena, 2014 - 2015. The foto was also used in the cover of the exhibition catalogue.

Cubierta de Benalmadena de ayer a hoy.jp

Tarifa

Tarifa.jpg

Picture of Tarifa approx.1950. Taken apparently from a moving car on road N-340

Costa

Costa La Herradura N-340-2.jpg
LaHerradura_2008_2.jpg

The same scenery in 2008. Not much has changed

This location is easily identifiable. Short parts of the ancient N-340 have been preserved. They serve well as vantage points and parking areas for caravans.

The N-340 in La Herradura region in the 1950's

GuardiaCivil.jpg

My father told me that he was a bit insecure when approaching this armed man. He said that this Guardia Civil was actually just a boy. Apparently nervous and clueless of what to do when a tourist approaches with a camera. The dog, however was curious and friendly, wagging its tail.

A Guardia Civil somewhere on the coast in approx. 1950.

Pescaderos.jpg

From the position of the negative in my father's folder I presume this picture was taken somewhere near Nerja ?. Seems like a sunday or a holiday. I don't know what the catch is. Perhaps boquerones ?

A catch of something 

A catch of something in approx. 1950

Pescadores_Varadero.jpg

Apparently the same location as in the picture above. The woman sitting on the left and the two persons in coats in the middle are obvious tourists.