January 29, 2009

The 10 most remarkable items on the Prom. Coming on 9: The pergolas

I counted 4 pergolas on the Promenade, 3 in the centre and one near the airport. The bicycle lane goes also through the pergolas (behind the white benches on the left on this picture). The specially designed elegant pergolas gives the visitor a few moments’ relaxation in the shade. The white pergolas were formerly created by members of the expatriate British community in the 19th century so they could have an agreeable place along which to take their afternoon strolls. The current pergolas date from the 1930's. It forms a very nice decor for the Promenade.

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