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Approaching the Mazarin Quarter in a  cool morning....
15-OCT-2008 Marisa

Approaching the Mazarin Quarter in a cool morning....

Aix-en-Provence (France)

This grid pattern quarter was conceived in the XVIIth century by archbishop Mazarin,
brother of the Cardinal.
A truly luxury "housing estate" for parliament members and the bourgeoisie of the period,
it is organised around two principal axes: Rue Cardinale and Rue du 4 Septembre.


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This photo is part of my visual diary about my trip to Aix-en-Provence.
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FrankB06-Nov-2008 17:43
one of my very favorites...the mood is so strange (for an American)...love it....V