Monday, January 31, 2011

Marseille VI: The Crèche

One whole room inside Notre-Dame de la Garde was dedicated to this amazing crèche. It was much bigger than it looks in these photos.

Some of the figures were actually moving!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Marseille V: Notre-Dame de la Garde

The church has model boats and planes hanging from the ceiling. Interesting!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marseille IV: Notre-Dame de la Garde

More images of the view from Notre-Dame de la Garde and the building itself.

On the island you can see Château d'If made famous in the book The Count of Monte Cristo.

The floors are made of beautiful mosaics.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Marseille III: Stations of the Cross

If you walk up the path to the Notre-Dame de la Garde, you will see these stations of the cross all along the path.

I seem to have missed #10, so Janet graciously loaned me her shot for this one.

Number twelve is shown just to the right of this huge Jesus on the cross.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Marseille II

A few things we saw hiking up to Notre-Dame de la Garde.

There is a reason they call them SMART cars!

A bust of Louis Braille.

Practicing my water in motion shots.

You lookin' at me?