National Geographic : 1935 Jan
LIFE'S PATTERN ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA rnotograpn oy u. K. tallance NARROW STREETS ALLOW LITTLE ELBOW ROOM Menton is more than a health resort, spreading its gay gardens to catch the welcome winter sun. Here, in its "Old Town," the permanent population is sheltered from blazing summer skies by tall houses, along whose fronts the weekly wash hangs to dry. Photograph by Hamilton Revel THEY PAUSE IN THE MIDDAY SUN The siesta after the noon meal is not a consequence of lazy habits. Such humble Italians go early to work. They labor hard, and a short nap, which may have to be taken in public, makes the second half of the day as fruitful as the first.