Analogue

Burger Bar Italiano

Okay, so the subject of this short blog isn’t actually called “Burger Bar Italiano”, although I wish it was. In fact, it’s Italy’s very own 1950’s American Diner. Compete with waitresses on roller skates, neon lights, pinball machines and greasy burgers!

As I was in my way back to the train station in Florence I stumbled upon this absolute gem. Pretty drunk and wobbly, I managed to bag a few images of the staff and surroundings before having to leg it for my train.

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

Brando - Clifford Darby 2019

Brando - Clifford Darby 2019

Made with love - Clifford Darby 2019

Made with love - Clifford Darby 2019

Route 66 - Clifford Darby 2019

Route 66 - Clifford Darby 2019

My tour guide - Clifford Darby 2019

My tour guide - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes

Although we didn’t do as much moving around in France as we usually do, we did ensure we had a day allocated for a day trip to Antibes. The original plan was to head from where we stay in Fréjus westward, along the coast to Marseille. Unfortunately the weather would either be ludicrously hot, or really stormy. In the end, we decided to head east to Antibes.

Seafront

The old town in Antibes is enclosed by a 16th-century rampart which makes for a wonderful viewing platform of the beachs, port and architecture.

Looking out to sea - Clifford Darby 2019

Looking out to sea - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes - Clifford Darby 2019

A view of Port Vauban with Fort Carré in the distance - Clifford Darby 2019

A view of Port Vauban with Fort Carré in the distance - Clifford Darby 2019

Grand Roue - Clifford Darby 2019

Grand Roue - Clifford Darby 2019

Plage de la Gravette Beach - Clifford Darby 2019

Plage de la Gravette Beach - Clifford Darby 2019

Markets

The markets in Antibes were some of the nicest we’ve visited. The fruit and veg market was very narrow and hot, but intimate, which made it ideal for making photographs.

A street market selling antiques and ‘bric-à-brac’ - Clifford Darby 2019

A street market selling antiques and ‘bric-à-brac’ - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes

Crufts - Festival of the Doggo

Crufts, dubbed as the world’s greatest dog show, brings together the very best pedigree breeds to compete for the world title of ‘Maximum Doggo.’

After years of saying we should go, we finally got ourselves tickets for the Saturday. The day of the Hound and popular Terrier breeds.

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019