Monday, January 24, 2011

Marseille Confidential

Marseille Confidential : Marseille, FR

As mentioned yesterday, this past weekend featured a trip to France's second-largest city, Marseille. Located on the Côte d'Azur, this city and its surrounding metropolitan area is also France's oldest city. Marseille was founded in 600 B.C. by the Greeks as a trading port.

Jesus as Graffiti : Marseille, FR

Just a few photos from our first evening in town. Nothing too exciting or iconic in today's pictures. We arrived late in the afternoon and spent the early evening exploring the neighborhood around our hotel and eating meat-laden couscous at a fabulous Tunisian restaurant--La Kahena--near the waterfront.

Couscous at La Kahena, Marseille's most respected Tunisian restaurant : 
Buried under all of that meat are vegetables and couscous. The broth and soup in the bowls 
above were well-seasoned and added an additional layer of flavor to the entire mix. Yummy! : 
2 Rue République, Marseille, FR

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/11


Maya said...

That was a TON of meat. It's probably a good thing we ate that meal with the hike we did the next day!

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs from Marseilles Janet.
Have a great week.

Cele said...

I'm on a diet you're killing me.