Photographer's Note

September 25th, 2011
Marseille 13055 13000
Bouches-du-Rhône Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.298 5.400 20 m

Fishermen of the Vieux-Port, Marseille

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Fishermen repair their nets in the Vieux-Port, old port, of Marseille, where is moored The three-masted barque BELEM.

The small traditional fishing, in the net, is practised in the natural harbour of Marseille, around the Frioul islands. We fish there among others the sea breams, bars, mullets, octopuses etc... and necessary fishes in the bouillabaisse as scorpion fish, sea robin etc....

The BELEM is a three-masted barque built in 1896 in Chantenay-sur-Loire close to Nantes, designed to be used like cargo ship from Brazil and the Antilles, transporting respectively, the cocoa and coffee, rum and sugar.
Sold to the Duke of Westminster in 1914, the Irish brewer Guiness repurchases it in 1921.
He became Italian ship school in 1951, before being repurchased in France in 1979 and to belong to the Belem foundation in 1980.
Its hull of 58.50 meters overall, moves in load 750 tons.

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.
Marseille, was founded towards 600 before J.-C. by Greek sailors, came from Phocée to Asia Mineure, under the name of Massalia.

History of Marseille.

With 1,601,095 inhabitants in 2006, Marseille is the third urban surface behind Paris and Lyon.
Marseille is the first French port and the fourth European port.

My images of Marseille.

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