Ode to a public pool: ‘We love our pools, and this one especially’

Ode to a public pool: ‘We love our pools, and this one especially’
 

I want to tell you about a difficult place that I visit regularly since moving to my suburb in the inner fringes of a large Australian city. The place is a gym, and I like it in the winter because there is a steam room there, a good place to zone out and think about the day. In the summer, the place is best known for its appended outdoor pool.
The gym sits above the pool in a pale alien sphere and, occasionally, at the pool, you see a sunglassed person peer up and say searchingly: “Oh! There’s a gym up there.”
The pool itself is famous. It’s been immortalised in films, in rare things –... read more

 
12 January 2019 in Lifestyle, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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