A municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino Ascona is a popular tourist destination that lies on Lake Maggiore
On June 26th – July 8th 2008 will be the 24th annual New Orleans Jazz Festival Ascona. The first Ascona Jazz festival was in 1985 when the event moved from Lugano and saw fifteen thousand spectators in three days. It has grown to 10 days and in 2006 had an attendance of 60,000.
This photograph was taken in a courtyard in Ascona on a beautiful sunny spring day. The Wisteriacontrasted well with the orange wall.