Mediterranean Light, Marseille, France

Marseille is the oldest city in France having been founded in 600 BC by the Greeks. It’s situated in a stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean and captures the beautiful light that saturates the temperate area.

Marseille Lighthouse at the entry to the port

Modern Marseille is a regional centre for culture and entertainment with an opera house, theatre, numerous museums and trendy clubs, bars and restaurants. Fortunately it hasn’t yet been overrun by tourists.

The old port and Notre Dame de la Garde

Iglesia de Saint-Laurent in Marseille

Posted for SkyWatch Friday

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9 Responses to “Mediterranean Light, Marseille, France”

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood says:

    Your photos are superb and so beautifully capture one of the loveliest places in Europe and I love it’s history. Learned a couple of new things from your post as well and I want to thank you for the information you included! Wishing you a great weekend! Happy SWF!

    .-= Sylvia Kirkwood´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday! =-.

  2. J Bar says:

    Beautiful shots.
    .-= J Bar´s last blog ..Bondi- Sculpture by the Sea =-.

  3. Carpe Diem says:

    You really captured a lovely light in those pictures. Great job!

  4. Shirley says:

    Such great architecture in Marseille! I enjoy all these posts from around the world!
    .-= Shirley´s last blog ..Skywatch Friday – Dawn Breaks on a Wintery Morning =-.

  5. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA says:

    Kevin, what beautiful light and composition in these shots. I’ve never been to Marseille but always wanted to go.

    By the way, your header blog name is quite pixilated. Was that an intentional typeface choice or is it a font substitution thing? As a working graphic artist, I notice things like that. I’m using Firefox on the Mac.
    .-= Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA´s last blog ..Decorative kale =-.

  6. JO says:

    my dream place to visit… someday…
    .-= JO´s last blog ..Winter is here! =-.

  7. kevin says:

    Thanks all,

    I know Marseille gets a little of a bad rap but I was very impressed with the city and hope to return. A lovely place for photography.

    Sara, it is pixilated, a weird font Courier (BM). I’ve been playing with this new theme the past few days and a better logo is in order as well as cleaning up a lot of css! Have you had the snow in Seattle? Lots here on Vancouver Island!

  8. Sallie (FullTime-Life) says:

    What beautiful light! I love it when I get snippets of information along with great picturs. (I’m woefully ignorant of European history.) Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Sallie (FullTime-Life)´s last blog ..SATURDAY SIGN not at all silly – BE GRATEFUL =-.

  9. Linnea says:

    What fabulous lighting you shot these in. Beautiful views of the city, water, and sky! I think there’s a lot to photograph there. Thanks for stopping by @ my skywatch.
    .-= Linnea´s last blog ..Sunday Bridge Series &amp Scenic Sunday =-.

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