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These -current- black and white images of Calella de Palafrugell, which we see in The Readers' Photos of La Vanguardia, simulate and seem to give us back the magic of those old photographs of a Costa Brava from the last century that Ava Gardner fell in love with and that It fascinated world-renowned writers and artists.
Calella de Palafrugell is one of the coastal districts of Palafrugell, located in the heart of the Costa Brava. It is a picturesque town, which still retains the old charm of the towns in the area before the arrival of mass tourism.
Calella de Palafrugell is known for the conservation of its beaches and the preservation of its rural areas on the outskirts. Its small coves stand out, along with another coastal and tourist center like Llafranc.
In fact, many of the families that still live in Calella de Palafrugell belong to lineages of former fishermen who have preserved a village atmosphere, despite the advance of tourism.
This small town with a fishing tradition, where the white of its buildings stands out, allows us, with this set of current black and white photos, to take a look at its still present past.