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) !