Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 Logistics Day Marseille

No bike to unpack, no clothes to launder, just shower and relax.   No sleep either as I suffer from jet lag.

The warm sunny days have been replaced with heavy clouds and a cold wind.  Looks like rain for the next week.
We headed out to see the Notre Dame de la Garde which is a huge cathedral which is on a very tall hill overlooking Marseille.  This is a very famous place as it was heavily fortified during ww2 but had to be taken so that the landing in Marseille could proceed.  However it had to be taken without being destroyed.   Muslim troops from North Africa were sent in and 20,000 died taking the cathedral, but they saved the cathedral. No air support and no artillery.  It is a magnificent structure and is the site of one of the earliest places which have evidence of Christianity west of Rome. 

The climb up the hill was worth it, as it is one of the most magnificent cathedrals eclipsed by only Remys or the Norte Dame in Paris.  Not the largest by any means but the work inside is unbelievable.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

The walk down the hill and back to main inner harbour was easy and there we enjoyed a burger and fries on the water front. 

Back to the Orange store and no line up to day (less than 30 minutes).  Fixed up with a sim card and on the way back to the apartment. It must be time for a beer.

Bob and I walked around the corner to the Intermarche and picked up some supper for the crew.  Bob said How about ice cream and strawberries for desert?”  They were great.

Tomorrow we are off to Arles. At least I get to ride in the car.



Anonymous said...

Sounds like things are getting a bit more sorted for you. You have earned it.


Anonymous said...

I can see more ice cream consumed in the coming days. The upside of no luggage; more room for you in the car!!

Keep up the good work.

Calgary Ken C.

Howard Brown said...

Nise photos. Gives one the feeling of being right there. Hope your weather predictions are incorrect.
Whoops, just lost the internet connection so here goes again. It is 3:33 AM here, as we enter the Red Sea, between Yemen and Somalia.

wendeth1 said...

I agree that is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved churches I have seen.