Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Marseille: The Ferris Wheel on Vieux Port

Long before coming to Marseille we knew that we would be spending our time - very short time - in Vieux Port area, it is afterall one of the most popular places in the city. From the cathedral we crossed the street to wait for the Hop On Hop Off bus. We did not know for sure that the bus would stop there, but we were told that it was. So we waited and waited. Got tired and walked around the vicinity, and the bus still did not come. Knowing that we were wasting precious time, we decided to walk further past the bend where many people are going by foot. We followed the masses, so to speak.

That was when we found Vieux Port. It was only a short distance away from the cathedral and had we known we would have walked sooner.

The Vieux Port is a historic and happening spot in the city. The port area is surrrounded by many restaurants and shops. The city hall is also in the area.

However, one of the first things that struck me was the ferris wheel. The appearance of ferris wheels in major cities seemed to be norm for big cities now. London has the London Eye and Singapore has the Singapore Flyer to name just two. Marseille got one too. Except upon further inspection, the seats were missing. This visit was on October 30, 2014. I have seen a blogger show her photos while riding the wheel in 2014. So I don't know why it was out of order when we were there.

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30 comments:

  1. I don't think you would get me up on that ferris wheel with my fear of heights but thats a neat photo of the birds :-)

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  2. Such a beautiful day! The huge ferris wheels also remind me of the Singapore Flyer.

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  3. Hello, pretty city and lovely sky shots. Great views of the sky with the ferris wheel and the birds. Happy Skywatching, have a great weekend!

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  4. Oh, yes! I love that last shot, too!! Wonderful captures -- all of them!! Have a great weekend!! Enjoy!

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  5. Great construction and beautiful photos.

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  6. Your first shot with the man in the foreground with his iPhone really caught my eye. There is no way you would get me on that ferris wheel. I went up in the London Eye and that did it for me for life. Your photos of the wheel are great.

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  7. Very dynamic and creative shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. A wheel without the seats or cabs, still makes a good photograph.

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  9. Beautiful shots against the vivid blue sky!!

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  10. Nice angles of the ferris wheel!

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  11. Marseilles looks beautiful.

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  12. Great shots - I wonder if the wheel was temporary?

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  13. Wonderful perspectives of the ferris wheel!

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  14. Sorry you didn't get a ride, but thesis through the Ferris wheel is beautiful!

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  15. Happy , exciting and beautiful photos! Great ! I really enjoyed them.

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  16. Loved seeing this pretty place and striking ferris wheel against the blue skies!
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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  17. lovely photos. funny to see a wheel without seats ;-)

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  18. Nice close up of the Ferris wheel and the birds! I like the birds against the blue sky photo best.
    Very pretty.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  19. A very interesting place with a wonderful ferris wheel. Your shots of the wheel are excellent.

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  20. Wow! The pictures are awesome! Such beautiful shots.

    Stopping by from the SkywatchFriday link up - http://happinessandfood.com/skywatch-friday-3/

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  21. what a surprise to see the birds after the wheel images :) Love it. :)

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  22. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful ferris wheel photos. This city looks very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful ferris wheel photos. This city looks very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. It's odd to see a ferris wheel without chairs. They have built one in Abu Dhabi. It is still not operational and unnamed. But I'm calling it for the time being the Eye of Abu Dhabi. ;)

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  25. Fantastic shots. I enjoyed them so much. Thanks for the vicarious trip through your photography.

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  26. You're right! Ferris wheels are becoming a huge thing now in big cities. I didn't even realize that until you mentioned it. I think they are going to have one now as well in Dubai. :)

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