Photographer's Note

May 2nd, 2010
Marseille 13055 13000
Bouches-du-Rhône Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.298 5.400 20 m

The basilica, Marseille. (2 images).

Interior. (4 images).

_The basilica NOTRE-DAME DE LA GUARDE, the "Bonne Mère", the good mother, of the Marseillais, architectural style Romano-Byzantine was built at the 19th century, from 1853 to 1864 by the Espérandieu architect, on one of the hills of Marseilles to approximately 150 meters height.
The building 52 meters length and 17 meters width, is built at top of a romanesque crypt of 30 meters length and 14 meters width.
The bell-tower of 41 meters which dominates the esplanade, supports on a high pedestal a statue of “the Virgin to the Child” of more than 11 meters height, whose top is with 226 meters height.

MARSEILLE is a French commune, located in the department of the Bouches-du-Rhône of the area Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, populated of 852395 Marseillais in 2007, divided out of 239 km², that is to say 3335 hab./km².

Marseille the oldest town of France, is rich of a 2600 years past of history.
With 1,601,095 inhabitants in 2006, Marseille is the third urban surface behind Paris and Lyon.

Marseille, was founded towards 600 before J.-C. by Greek sailors, came from Phocée to Asia Mineure, under the name of Massalia. Marseille is the first French port and the fourth European port.

My images of Marseille.

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