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Snapshot, 1960s: A taxi ride to Horseshoe Bay

With its crystal clear water and whiter-than-white sand, Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Today, it’s correspondingly popular but, in the 1960s, you could have the Caribbean paradise largely to yourself…

These days tourists travel by the busload to Bermuda’s dream beach, but in the 60s a taxi was the most convenient way of arriving at the secluded shoreline. While this taxi’s improvised chequered blanket sunscreen and whitewall tyres are seriously chic, we’re not so sure about the chap on the moped: knee-high, skin-coloured socks and black shorts? For him, Horseshoe Bay must have felt only half as heavenly.

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