24-Hours-Marseille // part ii: the streets of Marseille

August 28, 2015

Marseille was as special as I had imagined it to be. All at once: stunningly beautiful, lively, sunny, the houses used and worn by the gentle salty breeze that blows from the sea into the narrow streets, but also at times ugly and almost repugnant in its unvarnished reality and pureness. A city that doesn't disguise itself for its visitors. Like an old and worn barmaid, rough but sincere, making clear that it's her house and her rules, so you either adapt and drink the night away with her or leave and don't come back.




















































18 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! I would love to visit Marseille one day. And many of those alleys and narrow streets look a lot like Lisbon, actually :)

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    1. Thank you, Inês! I really want to visit Lisbon one day, it must be such a beautiful city. Especially when you love old tiles ;)

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  2. You captured Marseille and its charming, worn streets beautifully! I especially love how you described the city as an old barmaid... perfect. :)

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    1. Haha, I'm happy you like it :) Thank you, Christine!

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  3. fantastic pics. I was in Marseille not that long ago and loved it too. just the right combination of pretty and ugly and urban and edgy and lovely. how did you manage to get such empty streets tho? you must get up earlier than me :)

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    1. Actually, it was between early and late afternoon :) - I really don't know why it was everywhere so empty... At times it was a bit like in these scifi-films, where something happened and you didn't noticed and suddenly you are the last one on earth... but when coming back to the port, I definitely know I wasn't ;)

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  4. A beautiful collection of images. Those streets must have been amazing to wander through. I love all the bits of colour you found.

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    1. Thank you Leonie! Yes, it was amazing. Somehow we were really lucky to find these streets this empty. Could have walked days around there and just taking pictures...

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  5. Harbour cities tend to be a bit like that - rough and raw and run-down in places. It's all part of their charm.

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    1. Yes, agreed! And that's also why I like them so much :)

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  6. "worn barmaid" - fabulous description! As usual, you photos are marvelous!

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  7. Wow, those pictures are stunning. What a fascinating place to visit... :)

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    1. I'm happy you like them, Dee! Thanks! ♥

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  8. These photos are phenomenal, I love the colours!

    Becky | www.thebiglphotographyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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