MAR­SEILLE

France - - Architecture -

Like Le Havre, Mar­seille suf­fered sorely dur­ing World War II, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing its lib­er­a­tion in 1943. Eye-wit­ness ac­counts re­port of wide­spread de­lib­er­ate de­struc­tion of the old har­bour area and his­toric build­ings by the oc­cu­py­ing forces. Strolling along the Vieux-port to­day it is hard to pick out the rem­nants of old build­ings from the con­crete con­struc­tions of a much later vin­tage, such is the blend be­tween the pale stone of yes­ter­year and

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