The City Seen from The Boston Globe
NORTH END -- The Marie E. Mirabella pool sits alongside Boston Harbor with a view of one of the city's most famous landmarks, the USS Constitution. It's a summertime hangout for people like Sam Garofalo, 68 (left), and Gigi Reppucci, 75. Reppucci met his wife at the pool on the day it opened 53 years ago. 'She dove in one way, I dove in another way, we banged heads, and that was love.' Garofalo, Reppucci, and other regulars arrive early with their chairs, tables, umbrellas, towels, and their own hooks to hang their clothing on the chain link fence behind them. They have a tape cassette player belting out songs from Tony Bennett, Al Martino, Sinatra, Gerry Vale, Dinah Washington, and Billy Eckstein. Of their near permanent presence in the summer, Reppucci says, 'We're retirees. What are you gonna do?'. (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff) audio: Sounds from the Marie E. Mirabella pool <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
Living the life
NORTH END -- The Marie E. Mirabella pool sits alongside Boston Harbor with a view of one of the city's most famous landmarks, the USS Constitution. It's a summertime hangout for people like Sam Garofalo, 68 (left), and Gigi Reppucci, 75. Reppucci met his wife at the pool on the day it opened 53 years ago. "She dove in one way, I dove in another way, we banged heads, and that was love." Garofalo, Reppucci, and other regulars arrive early with their chairs, tables, umbrellas, towels, and their own hooks to hang their clothing on the chain link fence behind them. They have a tape cassette player belting out songs from Tony Bennett, Al Martino, Sinatra, Gerry Vale, Dinah Washington, and Billy Eckstein. Of their near permanent presence in the summer, Reppucci says, "We're retirees. What are you gonna do?".

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff)

audio: Sounds from the Marie E. Mirabella pool