06 May 2010

Vintage Postcard Week: Googly Eyes of Agadir

The city of Agadir is located in Morocco on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean.  In this sixties era postcard, a googly eyed tourista is featured in sunglasses, a super rare example of this kind of personified postcard. In 1977, pop composer Make Batt (creator of The Wombles) recorded "The Ride to Agadir" with the London Symphony Orchestra for his album "Schizophonia". Listen here: