Learning from Marseille

– a romantic ode to the unplanned

(- much delayed)

Before my 10 day break from my architectural guiding this summer, I knew very little about Marseille. The few famous movies that others referred me to (The French Connection as the more famous, I guess), hadn’t really appeared to me as Marseille related movies when I watched it maybe 20 years ago. A vague notion on a big, ancient Mediterranean harbor and industrial city was as far as my trivia reached.

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