Saturday, June 13, 2009

By the Sea, part one

Here are some photos from Marseilles, where we spent the first couples days of our trip. We had a (cheap!) hotel with an amazing view of the sea, and spent our time there mostly wandering through the Vieux Port and oohing at the ridiculously blue sea. We took a ferry to the Chateau D'If, where part of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo is set. It's kind of funny to visit an actual historical site because of fictional characters, but at least it gets people going there, I guess. I love history, majored in it in university, and so love visiting old forts/prisons/castles, etc merely for the fact that there is so much history within the walls. It blows my mind to think of all the events that have occurred in the past all leading to what is going on now....Anyway, all geekiness aside, it was fun start to the trip. I'll post a few more photos tomorrow of Nice, Cannes and Monaco, the other places my fella and I visited.


Ringo, have a banana! said...

I feel exactly the same way about history! It's sort of how I feel when I look at really far away mountains, and try and wrap my head around the fact that all those tiny spots and squiggles I see are actually enormous cliffs and valleys...if that makes any sense? Blows my mind 100%.

cpc said...

love the sailor outfit in front of the boats! great pics