Thursday, April 28, 2011

Provence 3: Marseilles and the Calanques

Finally, to Marseilles, the dirty maritime metropolis of Southern France.  Big, dirty, dangerous Marseilles: there's nothing to love about you, but you give so much to those who care to look, even if just for a moment.  Merely a big city, a collection of a million lost souls, you welcome with open arms those who only want a place to belong...

And next to you, possibly some of the most dramatic coastline in the Mediterranean, where big jagged peaks meet the azure sea to produce a sublime and tortured landscape of rocks and crashing waves that does not fail to inspire awe and fear to anyone fortunate enough to witness the collision.

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