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On Top of the World!

Damocles Sword

June 29th 2015
Hello my fellow travellers! The feeling after today's visit to Marseilles is a bit heavy and thoughtful. After we arrived at the train station we decided to make our way up to the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard at the top of the hill, overlooking all of Marseilles. On our way there we passed a lot soldiers as well as the closed down Grand Synagogue which put under heavy guard by ... read more
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18th August 2015

On top of the world
I relate to the feeling in this photo...one that a dedicated traveller understands so well. Not an ego trip but the exhilaration of being there. Yet poignant as you felt the dark cloud of the threat of terrorism as well. Well penned blog Per-Olof.
18th August 2015

On top of the world
Thank you my friend. It was indeed an exhilarating feeling to stand up there. A beautiful hurch behind me and the city of Marseilles stretching out before me. Yet, remaining wary of possible threats. I'm glad you liked it my friend!

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