Organisers of the event said their challenge had to be verified by Guinness but they believe they have smashed the previous record of 250 skinny-dippers
And compared to the bathhouse patrons of the emergent gay subculture that Charles Demuth recorded in the 1910's, the swimmers in Eakins seem almost (emphasis on almost) as innocent as Norman Rock-well's skinny-dippers
. Philadelphians certainly knew their local art teacher was sexually transgressive, but in the 1880's--before the codification of homosexuality in medical and psychiatric literature, before the social transformations that made gay lives possible, before the trials of Oscar Wilde gave a face to the love that dared not speak its name--most of Eakins' viewers lacked the conceptual tools to read his images in the ways we do now.
In years past, the three sister falls along the McCloud River were off-limits, reachable only by anglers and skinny-dippers
who dared to sneak across private timberlands.
The brushwork in these canvases articulates the sprawling mess but also calms it, whether offering a patchwork of color that communes with the couch's striped upholstery or blessing the skinny-dippers
' wasteland with just a hint of Eden.
The British Naturism member has already secured a slot at Lampeter swimming pool, but needs like-minded skinny-dippers
to help make up the numbers.
Trouble starts brewing in the form of two skinny-dippers
who are boiled alive in a local hot spring and animals and vegetation that are killed by leaking gasses, but when Harry calls a meeting to warn of impending danger, his boss Paul (Charles Hallahan) steps in to reprimand him and minimize local leaders' concern.
strip off and race into the North Sea for nude early morning swim
Ireland is the only EC country which doesn't encourage skinny-dippers
, and Frank is determined to change that.
The Republic is the only EU country that still outlaws skinny-dippers
. And Niamh, 19, the reigning Miss Ireland, is supporting a campaign to make a strip of sand near a Roman Catholic convent in Ballybunion, Kerry, Ireland's first naturist beach.
: Covered up before charity ride; BARE WE GO: Students let it all hang out at fun park; I hope all that spray is water!
You have to keep your kit on here but skinny-dippers
can paddle around to the nude beach at Little Magens.