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Marseille


Franco Zecchin

Because of Marseille’s geographical proximity to North Africa and France’s colonial history there, which ended only in the 1960s, Marseille may be more deeply linked to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria than any non-African city. Some 120,000 to 150,000 people from those three countries — known collectively as the Maghreb — live in Marseille, a bustling and slightly raffish port city of around 800,000. And so, a palpable North African wind seems to blow through this city’s sun-baked hills, where the orange tile roofs of aging 19th- and 20th-century town houses rise and fall like the waves of the adjacent Mediterranean Sea. Tea rooms, Moroccan restaurants, Tunisian pastry shops and hallal fast-food joints dot the wide boulevards and small passages. Hammams and hookah cafes echo with Arabic and Kabyle, the language of Algeria’s Berbers. Which is not to say that Marseille is without big-city problems. The unemployment rate is 50 percent above the national average, and the city is troubled by a lingering reputation for crime. As the French newsweekly Le Point observed in a 2007 feature about Marseille, “In the collective imagination of French people, the name is associated with the Mafia, truants and thieves.” Still, as the same article noted, France’s second-largest city actually ranked seventh in crime that year. More tellingly, Marseille was spared the kind of violence that rocked some of Paris’s immigrant-heavy suburbs in 2005.


 

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Prado's beach.

Marseille, France - 08/08/2009

 

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Prado's beach.

Marseille, France - 08/08/2009

 

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Doorbells.

Marseille, France - 10/08/2007

 

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Building.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Prado's beach.

Marseille, France - 08/08/2009

 

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Shop's window.

Marseille, France - 14/08/2009

 

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St Mauront's Catholic secondary school.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

Assignment for The International Herald Tribune. The New York Time Company has the non-exclusive right to syndication.

 

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Mosque.

Marseille, France - 14/08/2009

 

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Muslim family.

Marseille, France - 14/08/2009

 

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Marseille's museum of history.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Prado's beach.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Ramadan's prayer.

Marseille, France - 14/08/2009

 

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Beach of Catalans.

Marseille, France - 25/08/2007

 

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The Vieille Charité.

Marseille, France - 07/01/2009

 

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Women.

Marseille, France - 10/08/2007

 

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Window.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Marseille, France. Joliette quarter.

Marseille, France - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France. Joliette quarter.

Marseille, France - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France. Joliette quarter: CMA-CGM tower.

Marseille, France - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Catalan's beach.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France. Vieux-Port and ferry.

Marseille, France - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France, 2009. Firework.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Valon des Auffes.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. General strike.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Chamber of commerce.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Noaille quarter.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Calanque.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2009. Night sea.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Night view.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Washbasin with tags.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. View from Saint Charles.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Calanque.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Marseille, France. A night view from the Fort Saint Jean.

Marseille, France - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Sit-in.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Shop burglary.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. Dive.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Marseille, France. Joliette quarter: the Doks.

Marseille, PACA - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France. Chantiers du MuCEM.

Marseille, PACA - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France, 2011. Joliette quarter: CMA-CGM tower. View from Le Silo.

Marseille, PACA - 00/00/0000

 

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Marseille, France. Joliette quarter: the Doks.

Marseille, PACA - 00/00/0000

 

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The Festival of the Virgin is celebrated in Marseille's old Le Panier district.

Marseille, PACA, France - 15/08/2011

 

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Marseille, France, 2008. View from Saint Charles.

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Man stretching leg. Marseille corniche, 2011

Marseille, PACA, France - 27/10/2010

 

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Marseille, corniche.

Marseille, PACA, France - 27/10/2010

 

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Sainte Marie is carried from the neo-Byzantine Cathédrale Major through the crowds.

Marseille, PACA, France - 15/08/2011

 

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Apartment building facade

Marseille, PACA, France - 05/02/2011

 

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Marseille's museum of history.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Marseille 2007. Le Pont de la Fausse-Monnaie.

Marseille, France - 09/08/2007

 

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Marseille 2007

Marseille, France - 25/07/2007

 

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Marseille 2007

Marseille, France - 03/08/2007

 

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Marseille 2007

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Marseille, 2007, Vallon de Auffes

Marseille, France - 25/07/2007

 

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Cours Estienne d'Orves.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Asclepius.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Corniche Kennedy.

Marseille, France - 03/08/2007

 

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Bike on sea.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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The sail.

Marseille, France - 10/01/2008

 

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Spikes.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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View from Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Marseille, PACA, France - 20/04/2010

 

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Carnival.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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The cours Pierre Puget.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Picnic.

Marseille, France - 25/07/2007

 

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The Petit Nice.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Sea window.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Capucins' market.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Prado's beach.

Marseille, France - 05/07/2007

 

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The Euromediterranée Project.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Seaside.

Marseille, France - 01/04/2008

 

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Provence's jousting.

Marseille, France - 25/08/2007

 

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Building

Marseille, France - 00/00/2008

 

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Ex voto boats, Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Marseille, PACA - 00/00/0000

 

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Building

Marseille, France - 00/00/2009

 

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Porte de l'Orient.

Marseille, France - 25/04/2008

 

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Woman on stairs with dog.

Marseille, France - 15/05/2008

 

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Marseille, Panier district: fake linen

Marseille, France - 21/06/2008

 

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Marseille, streetlife

Marseille, France - 05/06/2008

 

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Marseille. Tunnel under the port.

Marseille, France - 08/06/2008

 

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Vespa scooter.

Marseille, France - 07/06/2008

 

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Fontaine Estrangin, 1890. America, sculpted by André Allar.

Marseille, France - 07/06/2008

 

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Marseille. Court house. Arch. Auguste Martin, 1862. Bassin aux angelots.

Marseille, France - 07/06/2008

 

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Marseille. Woman on stairs with dog.

Marseille, France - 15/05/2008

 

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Police station.

Marseille, France - 02/05/2008

 

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Picnic.

Marseille, France - 13/06/2008

 

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Viaduct.

Marseille, France - 13/06/2008

 

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Red fishes.

Marseille, France - 13/03/2006

 

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Teatre Sylvain, Marseille 2010

Marseille, PACA, France - 15/10/2010

 

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Garages.

Marseille, France - 20/04/2008

 

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Marseille

Marseille, PACA, France - 01/01/2010

 

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Incendie au nord de Marseille

Marseille, PACA, France - 10/08/2016

 

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Incendie au nord de Marseille

Marseille, PACA, France - 10/08/2016

 

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Marseille, Cours d'Estienne d'Orves

Marseille, PACA, France - 29/08/2016

 

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Marseille, Espl. de la Tourette

Marseille, PACA, France - 29/08/2016

 

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Marseille, avenue Vaudoyer

Marseille, PACA, France - 29/08/2016

 

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Marseille, quai de la Tourette

Marseille, PACA, France - 29/08/2016



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