With it’s historic position as France’s oldest city and a tradition, with it’s Vieux Port, of being renowned for trafficking a variety of dubious imports I was initially wary wandering the streets of Marseille at dusk in search of a suitable location for the sunrise, particularly being armed with my cameras and tripod. There wasn’t any need to be concerned, there is a vibrancy about the commercial areas of Marseille that is infectious. It’s of no surprise that the French National Anthem was named La Marseillaise after it was sung by the volunteers from Marseille as they marched to the capital, Paris, in 1795. The spirit lives on in this much transformed City with it’s impressive harbour and vibrant street life and the obvious pride evident in the local population. Marseille is a fascinating city to photograph particularly the winding streets of Le Panier de Marseille with it’s never ending photographic opportunities and no trip to Marseille is complete without having sampled Bouillabaise, the classic French fish soup. Photographic prints are available from any of the images on the website please complete the enquiry form for further information.

Mucem, The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France, Western Europe
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