Posts Tagged With: Marseille
The Mediterranean Sea, the mistral winds, and its history make Marseille a sensorially captivating city. Petra and I spent the last two weeks of May exploring many of its arrondissements. We even sailed to Frioul Island, the shy sister of the Chateau d’If Island, where the Count of Montecristo spent 14 years as a prisoner […]
Marseille, the second largest city of France, is a melting pot of cultures, races, and traditions. Many Parisians deride it as a dirty city, “where Africa begins”. Obviously a racist comment. To me it is a vibrant, dirty, noisy, sunny, colorful, warm city, washed by the wonderful Mediteranean Sea, with people who are generally friendlier […]
During our recent visit to Marseille, we discovered the skinniest house in the world, designed by Erwin Wurm. It is located inside the Vieille Charité in the old Panier quarter of France’s second largest city. Make room and enjoy the photos.
Most, if not all, Europeans call holidays what Americans know as vacations. Many Europeans, notably the French, Swiss, Germans, Austrians, Dutch, and Italians take the month of August for holidays. Have you seen Godard’s film Week-End? Well, his is the nightmarish political view of it. Worth watching as most of his flicks. For me, it […]