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Marseille: 2013 European “Capital of Culture”

According to Conde Nest Traveler, visitors to Marseille during its 2013 reign as a European “Capital of Culture” will experience a city transformed by a multibillion-dollar urban development project billed as the largest in southern Europe. I was impressed by the amount of art along the Old Port and on the walls in the city.

Here is a sample of what I saw…

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

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Salvador Dali

More Dali

More Dali

Dali

Dali

Dali

Dali

Mural

Mural near the Old Port

Recently unveiled in Marseille, is this giant mirrored canopy called the Port Vieux Pavilion was designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners. The pavilion measures nearly 150 feet long and is made of highly polished stainless steel meant to reflect people and the surrounding harbor.

The Port Vieux Pavilion: A Mirrored Canopy

The Port Vieux Pavilion

The Port Vieux Pavilion

The Port Vieux Pavilion: Look ma, it's me!

The Port Vieux Pavilion: Look ma, it’s me!

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