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Statue of the trainer of Louis Botinelly's bear cubs in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Symbolic image for Marseille : a young ephebe on the esplanade of Tourette,
dominating the harbor, playing cheerfully the tambourine, i
n front of the statue of the virgin perched on Notre Dame de la Garde...
Marseille opened to the World but which transformed its old fort which dominates the city
in a severe monument, a manifesto of the religious power.
Statue of the trainer of Louis Botinelly's bear cubs

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8191 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 

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Marseille, brilliant city of sun.

The city of Marseille is very alive, multiple..
As any big city, the media speak about her through news items, which go hazards of the activities of its port, its club of soccer, settlings of scores armed between rival gangs of the districts of the periphery, but also its artistic manifestations and its architectural revival.

Sometimes stopping me in its station during change of train, I had the opportunity to travel it, like a tourist, by collecting some views. Those are published here who best seem to me to represent this city in its positive side.

 

This series completes three articles of archives which I published (in French)
on my other site of the Photographic visits :
- Marseille through old prints
- Marseille in 1761 by Niebuhr
- The History of Marseille until 1830
- Marseille in 1830 by Abel Hugo

   Port of Marseille by Rouargue - © Norbert Pousseur     Port of Marseille by Thomas Allom - © Norbert Pousseur
   Illustration of Rouargue for the History of Marseille                       Illustration of T. Allom for Marseille in 1830 by In. Hugo

Both engravings above, realized in the same period and illustrating quoted articles, are rather similar, although that of the right (Thomas Allom) results from a closer but higher point of view.
They are published in more large format in their respective page.


Photography's mini series of 2015

General presentation The same in spanish : Marsella la radiante The same in french : Marseille la rayonnante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lion of Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

An other one face to face in Marseille - The lion of the summit of the staircases of the station SNCF, dominating of its majestic look the city and the hill of Notre Dame de la Garde
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_0277 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Facades in window in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

One of the districts in facades 1900, heap of houses everything in gap,
built along a strongly sloping street.

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3302 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Restored wall and windows in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

A city which lives in its old walls while restoring them.
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3044 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Wall of the MUCEM of Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Another wall of Marseille, everything cuts - that of the MUCEM
(Museum of the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea).

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8167 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Tourist and fisherman in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Old wall and contemporary wall - Tourist visitor and traditional fisherman.
In conclusion, we have very there what is Marseille, alive city which did not deny
its roots which go back to the Phocaean.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8108 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Footbridge of the MUCEM in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Footbridge between the modern world - the MUCEM and the ancient history :
the fort St Jean.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8162 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Church Saint Laurent of Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Church Saint Laurent, rough architecture which reminds the numerous vicissitudes
that in sudden Marseille throughout the centuries.

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx -5d2b_3014 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Entrance of the port of Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

The entrance of the harbor of Marseille, during a period of strike of the employees of the harbour, the numerous boats waiting to be able to unload their cargo.
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3026 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Fishing boat in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Fisherman's small boat returning in the harbor of Marseille,
on a sea typically of the Mediterranean blue.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8201 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Statue of Burmese in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Marseille, harbor opened on Africa and Asia, one of the commemorative sculptures
of the monumental staircase leading to the station SNCF.

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_0314 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Statues of cherubs in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Other Marseille sculpture, more consensus, with its typical 19th century cherubs.
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3307 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Tourist to  St Jean's fort in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

The human being around the harbor of Marseille is often the tourist,
such this young woman visiting the fort St Jean.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8193 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Young smoker in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Marseille it is also the youth enjoying the tranquillity of the afternoon,
in patient wait at the top of its staircase.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8220 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Graf tagged in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Acrid image, graff of a known artist, transformed into mutant's portrait.
Reflection of the transformation of certain districts from Marseille ?

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8303 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Graff in street of Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Marseille two worlds that coexist : traditional business men,
and four characters-child trying to write.

Marseille - 2014 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_8241 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Bell tower of the Major in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

The cathedral of The Major of Marseille is a rather ugly heavy construction
with its neo-Byzantine style. Seen under this angle, hidden, it is completely photogenic !

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_2985 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Inside Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Notre Dame de la Garde is also a rather baroque construction...
The inside is also of a very Byzantine style with its golden vaults.

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3292 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Ex-voto of boats and planes in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

Notre Dame de la Garde is filled with ex-voto - most in the form of the painting,
but also, as here, in the form of model of boats and planes.

Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3278 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Soccer on lawn in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

A lawn of Marseille, invaded in the time(period) (1999 ) by young soccer players.
Marseille - 1999 - Neg 6x6 - n120a99p090v02 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Soccer practice in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur

The sport nowadays is more organized in Marseille. Here one of the new playing fields, visible since Notre Dame de la Garde.
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2b_3149 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 

General presentation The same in spanish : Marsella la radiante The same in french : Marseille la rayonnante

Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille - © Norbert Pousseur
Notre Dame de la Garde, built from the chapel of the old fort of Marseille.
This monument, of a rather heavy style, is perched on its mound, like a ship dominating the harbor.
Below, the same picture, the zoomable until 25 % of the size of the panorama of origin.
Marseille - 2010 - Num 21 Mpx - marseille-b3243 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 

 

 

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