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"I proudly show my body. I don't care about my imperfections. I come here just because I used to come with my family and I know everybody here. Can you take me more pictures, please?"
A view of the dividing line in the water that separates the men's and women's areas.
"You want to take a picture of me alone because I am an interesting subject to you. Guess how old I am? I am 89! That's because of a nice life in the sun. I come here because it's next to the city, and I can come every day. Nothing particularly related to the story of the wall. In any case, it's nice to stay here and spend time with girlfriends."
"Larita is a South American name, but I am born in Egypt from a Czechoslovakian father and a Greek mother. My father used to work for the English army, and we all moved here in the late '50s because my grandmother lived here. She always talked to me about how Trieste was a very cosmopolitan place where women were used to being alone because they were often married to sailors. Italian culture is still conservative, but Trieste is an exception, because it has lots of influences from Germany and Austria. German people have a different kind of relationship with their bodies; for example, they have no problem showing themselves naked. They do it in a sporty way, not a sly way. I have been married, and I am now divorced but happy. I am in a relationship with an Englishman, and I am so happy that we don't need to see each other every single day. I guess this is the same spirit that leads me here to this beach."