Category Archives: France

The world from above: Paris, France

I fly above Paris at least once a month but I could count on the fingers of a hand the times I actually have been to see the place. Today is one of such days and I couldn’t pass the chance of … Continue reading

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Marseillais Graffiti – A photo essay (Part II)

As promised in the previous instalment, here’s the second part of my photo essay about Marseille’s street art. Graffiti are, without a shadow of a doubt, the main actor on the stage that are the Panier’s walls. But it’d be … Continue reading

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Marseillais Graffiti – A photo essay

As with many other cities in France, Marseille has a tough stance on graffiti. Fines and prosecution for taggers are serious business and, unlike neighbouring Italy, vandalising public properties is no longer condoned as an unsuppressable physical need felt by … Continue reading

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“À Marseille, on ne se tracasse pas” – Part II (Le Panier)

Stepping into the Panier brings a certain feeling of déjà-vu and it’s easy to identify where I had all seen it before. It’s Napoli. Napoli, like Marseille, was founded by the ancient Greek as bases from which to continue their … Continue reading

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“À Marseille, on ne se tracasse pas” – Part I

That’s what the security guard at the entrance of the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée told me with a big smile as I was fretting over my backpack’s zippers (you can never find the buggers when … Continue reading

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