Lens-Artist Challenge

This week it’s Amy’s turn to choose the theme for the challenge, and I could post lots for architecture. I pulled out photos from various places around the world but then thought of Mucem, a place I visited last year and really fell in love with.

Built in 2013, the museum stands guard at the end of the harbour and is linked to the 17th century Fort St Jean, by a footbridge. It’s a big cube, covered by a dark lattice that frames the views through to the sea. It was built on reclaimed land and when you’re there it feels almost as if you’re on the water.

In the background, the Roman Catholic Cathedrale La Major is Byzantine-Roman Revival style, with green and white stone that reminds me of Florence.

Between the two buildings, old and new, stands the Villa Mediterranee. Not visible in my photo, there’s a large cantilever over a pool,which has a glass panelled floor if you’re brave enough to walk across. I wish I’d gone inside.

There’s still time to enter and Amy’s beautiful photos were taken at the wonderful Machu Picchu.

Lens Artist Photo Challenge,The magic of light

Dusk, let’s sit and enjoy the view.

The day slowly washes away at the Vieux Port in Marseille. Time to relax, breathe away your cares with a sigh and watch the magical light changing before your eyes.

See the array of colour and light that Amy’s sharing.

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.