At the harbor is where our little tour group temporarily separated for a little lunch and on-foot sightseeing.
Photo tip: When travelling in Europe (and other places) remember to look well beyond photographing the ABCs (Another Bloody Castle/Cathedral/Church). Look for interesting textures and colors presented by the more mundane and everyday:
After our group rejoined our next stop was high above Marseille — the stunningly beautiful Neo-Byzantine (hey, if it ain’t Baroque, don’t nix it) Notre-Dame de la Garde — which overlooks the entire area from a height of nearly 500 feet (150 meters).
The views from this exquisite basilica aren’t all outside, however. The interior is equally stunning:
And here for your viewing pleasure is today’s photo gallery. Click on any image below to bring up the slideshow: