Rimini is one of the most popular Italian seaside where many middle-class families with children spend their holidays, most of all in August.
In those days, you can’t find a parking, you can’t find an empty place by the beach, you can’t walk 10 meters without finding a bar and a restaurant and a bathhouse. The bagni as we call them in Italy.
Then winter comes and these bagni are obviously closed. But to say closed is not enough, they are literally packed up to be protected by the wind-blow sand and they are confined to the other side. Walls of wood separate them from the sea, nobody walks there, they become a sort of no-land between a busy road and the beach. The sea becomes a ghost over the wall, you can feel it, hear it, imagine it. But is not there. It’s behind the walls people made. I’m so fascinating by the immobilism of these places!