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Old Town Swimming Pool Converted into a Magnificent Museum for Tourists.

This swimming pool in the small town of Roubaix, France was closed in 1985 as a result of safety concerns. A vault under the pool was weakened from fifty years of supporting the weight of the water and the council believed it may collapse. Rather than closing down the beautiful Art  Deco building in which the pool was built, the pool was repaired and the building, La Piscine, was reopened to the public as a museum.

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Sensuous Steel.

1938 Tatra T97. Collection of Lane Motor Museum. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1938 Tatra T97. Collection of Lane Motor Museum. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1934 Model 40 Special Speedster. Owned and restored by Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1934 Model 40 Special Speedster. Owned and restored by Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1934 Model 40 Special Speedster. Owned and restored by Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe by LeBaron. Collection of Robert and Sandra Bahre. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1936 Delahaye 135M Figoni & Falaschi Competition Coupe. Collection of Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sedan. Collection of Academy of Art University Automobile Museum, San Francisco. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadster. Courtesy of The Revs Institute for Automotive Research @ the Collier Collection. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1936 Cord 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan. Collection of Richard and Debbie Fass. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1937 Hispano-Suiza Xenia Coupe. Collection of Merle and Peter Mullin. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1939 Delage D8-120S Saoutchik Cabriolet. Collection of John W. Rich, Jr. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt. Collection of Chrysler Group, LLC. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1938 Talbot-Lago T 150C -SS Coupe. Courtesy Bill Marriott. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1934 Voisin Type C27 Aérosport Coupe. Collection of Merle and Peter Mullin. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1940 Indian Chief. Collection of Gary Sanford. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1935 Chrysler Imperial Model C-2 Airflow Coupe. Collection of John and Lynn Heimerl, Suffolk, VA. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster. Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1930 KJ Henderson Streamline. Collection of Frank Westfall. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)

1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet. Collection of Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)