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Before heading out for the day, I decided to take in a few moments by having a seat on the stairs leading from the St. Charles train station, just above this gentleman you see in the foreground. After sitting there for about 6-7 minutes, slowly taking in the view and morning atmosphere, I stood up to make my way onto the city streets when it finally hit me. “Hey dummy, this would actually make for a half decent shot!” ☺

Sure thing, his red shirt was just enough color to use as a focal point. Funny how the most obvious opportunity can still pass by when you’re lost in thought…even though I can’t remember what I was actually thinking about at the time. Stands to reason though, most days I can’t even recall what I had for breakfast!?

In my experiences, Marseille is my favorite when it comes to first impressions leaving the train station, the view over the city is distinctly Mediterranean. This particular section of the cityscape is Boulevard d'Athènes, one of the main thoroughfares which connects to La Canebière, and will take you right down to the Vieux Port. Hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.


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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 2 N: 3626] (13404)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 21:38
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