An Article that I read on the UK website of the Independent Newspaper made me laugh today.
It talks about the Girona tourist board’s latest attempt to spice up its Mediterranean appeal using an image taken here in good old Perth!
The photo supposedly of the Costa Brava shows a man and a boy gazing out to a deep blue horizon of sea and sky, while gentle waves lap the sand beneath their feet.
The Catalan version tones down the antipodean brilliance of the original, pastes a Costa Brava logo to the man’s T-shirt and adds in Catalan: “Congratulations Costa Brava on 100 years. You really are great.”
The cost of this piece of spin was â‚¬3,200 (£2,900). The tourist board, which provided the advert, described it as “a photomontage”, but at no time clarified that it did not show the Costa Brava, according to Jaume Von Arend, one of the forum’s organisers. “We had no idea it was not the Costa Brava,” Mr Von Arend said.
I may be being biased but it is a good photo though!