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In 2008 I had just a little more than a day to walk around Marseille. Streets are so narrow that clothes lines are strung across them to dry laundry. Many of the buildings in the old part of the city around the old port, the Vieux Port, are also narrow with gaily painted shutters to keep out the hot summer sun. Attractive street lamps abound. Much of the outdoor life by day and night takes place on the long waterfront of the Vieux Port.
A short boat ride from the quay takes you to Chateau d'If. Built in the early 16th century as a fortress to guard the outer approaches to the city, it later became a prison. The fictional Count of Monte Cristo was incarcerated here.

Entrance by sea to Marseille from the Vieus-Port

Entrance by sea to Marseille from the Vieus-Port

Fort Saint-Jean, 17th century, guards the entrance to the Vieux-Port

Fort Saint-Jean, 17th century, guards the entrance to the Vieux-Port

Vieux-Port of Marseille

Vieux-Port of Marseille

View from the Vieux-Port towards Notre Dame de la Garde

View from the Vieux-Port towards Notre Dame de la Garde

Hotel de Ville, City Hall, 17th century

Hotel de Ville, City Hall, 17th century

Brickwork on an old building

Brickwork on an old building

Interior staircase

Interior staircase

Narrow street

Narrow street

In Place de Moulin

In Place de Moulin

Narrow passage with laundry

Narrow passage with laundry

Laundry and painted door

Laundry and painted door

Narrow house, Place de Moulin

Narrow house, Place de Moulin

Closed against the world

Closed against the world

Narrow street with street lamp

Narrow street with street lamp

Laundry with antenna

Laundry with antenna

Laundry

Laundry

Multi-purpose window

Multi-purpose window

Old houses

Old houses

Cast iron balustrade, Place de Moulin

Cast iron balustrade, Place de Moulin

Stair

Stair

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Keywords:Chateau d'If, France, Marseille, Windows, street lights