Date and time of visit: October 14, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
A few more to follow.
When we arrived in Marseille on the 13th the day before and drove around the city for a bit, we were very impressed to see a lovely church that stood out from everywhere on a hill overlooking Marseille, so we decided to head there the day after we arrived.
There was no public transportation other than bus, so we took a taxi from the old port. I was asked in French whether I should take a taxi to this place or not, but I didn’t know well, so I told them to take me to the top of the hill and walk back.
This one is called « Notre Dame de la Garde ».
The striped design is beautiful.
By the way, what’s the difference between a church and a temple in terms of Christianity? Well, I think it is still a religious institution.
It seems to be not so old church. The inside is glittering, but it might be a little lack of dignity without history after all.
Of course, the views from the hill overlooking Marseille are spectacular.
After all, it was a beautiful day as you can see! We were really blessed with good weather for this fall trip.
You can also see the old port where we were staying.
By the way, this fort, which is located not far from the port of Marseille, is called « CHATEAU D’IF », and it is also known as the setting of Dumas’ short story « The Count of Monte Cristo ».