Lens Artist’s Challenge: Doors and Doorways

There are lots of intriguing doorways in Marseille. I found this one in the oldest part of the city, Le Panier, an area filled with unique artisan shops and street art, that was first peopled in 600BC by the Greeks.

This was the entrance to a courtyard studio and artists gallery.

Join Tina in this weeks Lens-artist challenge, her doorways are magic!

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Blending in

So you take a slow walk up the gentle hill that is Rue D’Aubagne,

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take a right turn that looks even less salubrious, into Rue Estelle. Then leave the road, hop up the steps to the bridge,
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and there she is, blending in so well, you might not even notice.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #15

A few weeks ago I was taking a photo of a street in Aix en Provence. I decided to set the camera to one of it’s creative modes, where you don’t need to have a drop of creativity yourself, it does it for you. I have no idea how it happened, but instead of one of  the options of the view, it was changing on its own and I ended up with fifteen to choose from. Here are seven.

Perhaps I should read the camera manual, but I never do, I’m a kinesthetic learner and I don’t understand them!

 

Up!

I arrived at Marseille St Charles railway station by metro on the blue number 1 line and really didn’t need to venture outside. However, the station is known for its grand approach.

When I was there, it was very hot, the blue sky and white stone were dazzling. It was tempting to go back into the station building and stay cool, but I had to check it out.

The view was fabulous, all the way to Notre Dame de la Garde on the hill to the far right. I nearly stayed put at the top, but I’d seen photos and wanted to see the stairs going up. I’d need to save my energy so I went slowly down.

It was worth it.

104 steps, I went back up even slower, pretending that I was stopping to enjoy the view, but actually saving my breathe and my knees!

LOOK UP is this weeks Lens-Artist Photo Challenge and Patti is in wonderful Florence.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge

Leya has posted some stunning photos this week, for her challenge of ‘fences’.  I really like the Tolkien quote she’s included, but I’ll let you find it for yourself.

Mine is a little wooden fence around a pretty thatched cottage in east Devon.

It would be a nice place for a holiday wouldn’t it?

Join Leya here.