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Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica
16-OCT-2008 Marisa

Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica

Marseille (France)

This church mixed architectural style (Romanesque-Byzantine) has remained controversial.
Actually it looks a little bizarre
when you see it for the first time,
but it cannot leave you indifferent.
It’s a symbol for the inhabitants of Marseille, who call it
“la Bonne Mère” (the Good Mother).
Wherever you are in town you can see it...
For the passengers on a liner coming into the bay of Marseilles, first there is a white spot far away against the hills.
For the travellers coming in by train or those arriving by car on the northern highway, "Our Good Mother" dominates the city.
The church is situated at the highest natural point in Marseille,
a 162 m (532 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port.


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Arto Gueriguian14-Nov-2008 11:29
Magnificent shot. Love the color of the skies.
Patricia Kay12-Nov-2008 21:27
Stunning shot Marisa....The details in the Church are wonderful and perfect against the amazing sky! BV