8 Jan 2013

ON MY WAY TO MARSEILLE's AIRPORT



When my friend Claudie living in the South of France, drove me to the airport in Marseille I took the opportunity to take pictures out of the car, just to remember how beautiful this area is !



Rocks and mountains



against the blue sky



Driving on the highway



A glimpse of Marseille's suburbs





an industrial area



From far I could see Marseille's habor which dates from 600 BC, when Greek settlers landed Lacydon, a rocky Mediterranean cove, now the site of the Old Port of Marseille. In 1854 the Old Port had a capacity of between 1,000 and 1,200 ships. The 6 metre depth of the harbour, however, proved problematic for steamships later in the century; much deeper docks had to be constructed at La Joliette which I saw here. 







almost arrived at the airport



Last glimpse of the mediterian trees



and off I went to a completely different clima in a distance of only  1000 km (621 miles) !

18 comments:

Jo said...

So glad you had that warm welcome and departure to sustain you during your winter months in Belgium.

diane b said...

Thanks for the drive to the Marseille's Airport. The harbour sure has a long history. That distance is the same as Brisbane to Sydney. At the moment Sydney has a heatwave and we are cooler, which s unusual. The heatwave is expected here tomorrow. Not looking forward to such high temps.

Linens and Royals said...

The scenery is beautiful and a small history lesson thrown, interesting.

ladyfi said...

Those blue skies are stunning.

Cezar and Léia said...

A busy city there!Great pictures with AMAZING blue sky!
Léia

Gary said...

Great view!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carol L McKenna said...

Amazing blue skies and hope you had a wonderful respite in warmer climate ~

A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Mara said...

Don't you just love how airports in warm climates always seem to be so much more welcoming than the ones up north? I know the one up here in Haugesund looks like an old school, including a floor of old lino!

Sylvia K said...

I'm so glad you had such beautiful weather and blue, blue skies!! Terrific captures for the day and wonderful memories of a great trip!!

Friko said...

What I envy you most is that gorgeous blue sky. Here we see grey, nothing but grey.

Happy New Year, Gattina.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

A Lady's Life said...

My husbands Dad loved Marseille.

Fun60 said...

I am in love with those blue skies.

Loree said...

I see we are sharing Marseille's weather.

peppylady (Dora) said...

It sure looks like a nice place and it doesn't have snow like we do.

Coffee is on.

Ann said...

mediterian trees look identical.

The other long structure is it a bridge?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such interesting bits of history and geography.... and those are some gorgeous drive-by photos. Beautiful place, must have been hard in a way to come home.

Lifecruiser Travel said...

Yep, I so recognize that road! I know you had a great time at Claudie's and I hope it was not too difficult to come home again... Southern France really is gorgeous and one can truly understand why so many retire over there - even many Swedes.