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As mentioned in my previous notes, I haven’t followed football in depth like so many fans worldwide, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t have a favorite club…mine being l’OM (Olympique de Marseille). With football taking center stage right now, and this being my only other picture related to the sport, I figure it’s the best time to post it.

Now you may think I’m crazy for liking a foreign team over one of my own countries professional league (MLS) teams, but the MLS has only been in existence since 1996. I was introduced to Marseille in 1989, and once I saw the fever pitch of what football means and how it’s supported, well…it didn’t take long for me to adopt l’OM as my first choice. That being said, my next favorite would be from my hometown, Real Salt Lake. You see, I still have local pride too. :)

I don’t know if this particular bar/café is still around or not, I only recall that it was situated along the Vieux Port strip. Boldly supporting one of the cities proudest components, the awnings display the teams logo, with the motto “Droit Au But,” meaning “Straight to the Goal.” This was kind of a quick shot as I was waiting to cross the street, and was amazed at how warm and golden the late afternoon sun projected onto the busy scene being played out in front of me. Unfortunately in my rush, I accidentally cropped off some feet from the young man to the right…but I’m sure he was just fine.



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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 21:35
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