Marseilles and the Greeks

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Marseille, would have to be the oldest port city on the Mediteranean. Ihas been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. I would expect Socce to be on many a menu, but I didn't know that when I passed through Marseille. Not being a fan of big cities I had attempted to skirt around the city on my way to Cassis, but alas, a combination of Me misreading the GPS, road works and fate I ended up in the thick of it. Hmmm Time for a cuppa. I park infront of the Windsor, got to be safe there!! 

 the Windsor!!!  I walked across the road to a sweet little cafe and while I waited for my fresh orange juice and almond croissant I noticed lots of people with wheel trolleys, like the ones you take to Vic Market, but these people seemed to have all their worldly goods on board. Across the side street was an impressive set of steps. 

the Windsor!!!

I walked across the road to a sweet little cafe and while I waited for my fresh orange juice and almond croissant I noticed lots of people with wheel trolleys, like the ones you take to Vic Market, but these people seemed to have all their worldly goods on board. Across the side street was an impressive set of steps. 

 The set of steps up to the railway station.   I asked the waitress about the building at the top of the steps, nothing less than the Saint Charles railway station. She suggested I take the elevator to the top for a view of the city and then come down the steps. She would mind my helmet and jacket while I did that. Super!!

The set of steps up to the railway station. 

I asked the waitress about the building at the top of the steps, nothing less than the Saint Charles railway station. She suggested I take the elevator to the top for a view of the city and then come down the steps. She would mind my helmet and jacket while I did that. Super!!

 this plan was actually on the wall in the cafe. 

this plan was actually on the wall in the cafe. 

 said station! 

said station! 

 rail map for Marseille 

rail map for Marseille 

 Picasso exhibition in town. 

Picasso exhibition in town. 

From the top of the station you could see right across the city to the Sea and quite a few of the cathedrals. The main one being Basilica 

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The. It has a huge museum, built over many of the Greek ruins. At the time that was quite a contentious issue.

 Greek influence is reflected in this statue on the steps of the Station. 

Greek influence is reflected in this statue on the steps of the Station. 

 There were half a dozen of these beautiful sculptures on the station steps. 

There were half a dozen of these beautiful sculptures on the station steps. 

 beautiful flowering tree at the bottom of the station steps. 

beautiful flowering tree at the bottom of the station steps. 

 More of the cityscape form the top of the station.  

More of the cityscape form the top of the station.