This share is adorned with two mermaids, mythical creatures – half human, half fish. The stock of the Société des Salines du Sud-Ouest de la France depicts an underwater world, but no sea salt comes from its salt works in the French Basque Country. Perhaps the depiction of the seductive mermaids was primarily intended to entice investors to buy the paper.
Above Porto is the seaside resort of Póvoa de Varzim. The 1929 share is issued by a Portuguese tourist office. It shows the fascination with bathing culture as a modern leisure activity. During the "Roaring Twenties", many people are at the subsistence level. At the same time, there was an art and culture scene that cultivated an avant-garde lifestyle of intense expressiveness. In this era of technical progress, communication options and motorization are also developing. The car and the motorcycle, popular means of transport, symbolize independence and flexibility.
In 1919, the first coed beach bath in Switzerland was opened in Weggis. Shortly thereafter, in 1929, the Lido in Lucerne followed suit. It quickly became the largest lakeside beach bath in Switzerland. In the years 1997-1999/2000, the dilapidated Lido was demolished and replaced with a new building to continue the tradition and preserve the beloved lakeside beach bath.
If you need to cool off in the summer , you are welcome to visit us and look at this summer security of the Club Mediterranee – without breaking a sweat!