'Pool of a 'Lebenserotiker', Brissago Island.'
The larger of the two Brissago Islands was until 1949 in the hands of the Max Emden, owner of a German chain of department stores. When 60 he decided to become a 'Lebenserotiker' as a way of retirement. The female beauties, gamboling about naked on his island, caused a stir regularly. His favorite passtime was sitting in his rocking chair at this pool, throwing coins in the water and looking at the ladies diving after them. Photo Paul Smit.