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Visit the Calanques

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 76

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own images with an up or down perspective.


When your feet ache from walking, your purse hurts from shopping and you need a break from the heat of the sun, head down to the Vieux Port and join one of the many trips to the Calanques.


The rugged coastline here is best seen from the sea, so grab your sun screen and camera, sit back and enjoy.


These steep-walled inlets, known as calanques from Occitan word calanca, extend for 20 km along the coast between Marseille and Cassis.


Some prefer to enjoy the area in an active manner, be it from sea level


or from a higher view point.  If you opt to hike the marked trails around here, or to scale the limestone walls, there’s no doubt you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views.

a1-09648However you choose to view them, they have to be a must-see if you are in this area of southern France.


The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 76 and a huge thank you to all who participated last week.  My pick from last week is Klara’s shot of the workmen peering over the edge of a building. Not my idea of a fun job!

All are welcome to join this challenge; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will normally be open for one week.

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11 replies »

  1. wow!it seems like a wonderful place.For a long time I didn’t have any hiking experience.I am excited by looking at these beautiful pictures….


  2. I am a fan of the water and boats, but not heights, although I love views from above. I would take the kyak option. 🙂


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