Topic: beach

Aaron Rose—Courtesy Museum of the City of New York
Out There

Here Comes the Summer: Beautiful Color Photos of Coney Island in the Early 1960s

With the summer edging ever closer, the Museum of the City of New York is putting on an exhibition of 70 — count them — previously unseen images of 1960s Coney Island by renowned New York photographer Aaron Rose.

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Sochi Russia January 15  2014 A patient during his mineral bath at the Matsesta Sanatorium in Sochi.  Starting in the late 1930s, Matsesta was at the center of Josef Stalin's drive to turn Sochi into the premier resort city of the Soviet Union. Workers from across the USSR were given yearly leaves, paid for by the government, to rest in Sochi's sanatoria and recuperate from their year of toiling in Soviet factories and mines. After the fall of communism, however, Matsesta was privatized and found it hard to compete with resorts in foreign countries like Turkey and Egypt, which were suddenly open to Russian visitors in the early 1990s. The dilapidated sanatorium now survives on the trickle of tourists still nostalgic for the sulphur baths and hot springs they remember from their Soviet holidays.
Photo Essay

Weird, Wonderful Sochi: Inside Russia’s Own Palm Beach

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev takes us inside the weird, wonderful world of Sochi, which was known in Soviet times as Russia’s version of Palm Beach.

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Kevin Frayer—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: August 3 – August 10

From the battle for Aleppo and prayers in Hiroshima to the second week of the London 2012 Olympics and sheep fighting in China, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Out There

Rio’s Piscinão de Ramos by Julio Bittencourt

Brazilian photographer Julio Bittencourt explores the “Big Pool” of Ramos, in Rio: an artificial lake that draws together people from the 15 favelas surrounding it.

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LeRoy Grannis—M+B
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LeRoy Grannis and the Golden Age of Surfing

Photographer LeRoy Grannis’ nostalgic look at the birth of surf culture in 60′s and 70′s California.

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