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December 20, 2011


The "swimming pool", nothing says summer like going for a delightful swim on a stinking hot day at a person's place who is lucky enough to have a backyard pool and who quickly becomes your best friend when the weather is hot and the days are long. So what better way to celebrate the great tradition of backyard swimming pools than an exhibition and that's exactly what the "Palm Springs Museum" has done with the opening of Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Souther California 1945-1982. Backyard Oasis showcases a series of photographs of pools in Southern Califronia from the past 30+ decades. The exhibition depicts a wide and varied range of images, from Tony Alva skating a pool to 1950's architecture and numerous private residences. The photographs illustrate the role that the ubiquitous swimming pool has played, and continues to play in California culture.

So if you're in the area make sure you head on down to the Palm Springs Museum to have a first hand look at Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Souther California 1945-1982. Alternatively click through to check out a selection of photographs from the exhibition after the jump.

Via Acclaim Mag

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