OFF-SEASON I photographed by Piet Niemann, Architectural Photographer based in Hamburg (GER) and Nijmegen (NL)
OFF-SEASON Ifotografiert von Piet Niemann, Architekturfotograf mit Sitz in Hamburg (GER) und Nimwegen (NL)
Since the middle of the 20th Century, tourism has been driving income along the Costa Brava in Spain. In the course of a huge building boom with extensive hotel complexes as a result, the southern coastline – especially around Lloret De Mar – has focused on low budget tourism. Today this place is one of the most popular party areas for many young people, especially for those who just finished their school exams. Attracted by this extraordinary density of bars and dance clubs along the beach they gather here from all around Europe. But even at this spot, Winter comes with decreased temperatures. The tourist season is short and only lasts between early Summer and Autumn. As the many hotels, 24/7 shops, dance clubs and bars are being prepared for winter, huge areas of the region become ghost towns. But along with the warmer temperatures that come with the springtime, young people will once again pour into the area from the surrounding airports.