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Marseille + Traverse de la Fausse Monnaie

De Temps en Temps Gardens to tarry in. Advertisements

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Marseille + Anse de la Fausse Monnaie

The Wealth of Nations A kind of dark gorgeousness. It does translate, after all, as the Cove of Counterfeit Money.

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Marseille + Vallon des Auffes

Up the Creek Below and beyond Marseille’s marvellous Mediterranean Corniche, the Valley of Grass ascends to hillside bastides and descends to coastal cabanons: from country houses to cosy cabins. Shabby chic: a tired old phrase for a tired old style, … Continue reading

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Frioul Archipelago + Chateau d’If Marseille

Blue is the New Black Blue Coast, Blue Flag, Lavender’s Blue.

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Marseille + Lavender’s Blue

A Veil Will Be Lifted After a divagation of a decade or two there was a gorgeous blossoming, first fruit springing forth following a certain attraction to the centre of cosmic reality, a spiritual gravitational pull occurring towards the close … Continue reading

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Cats + Marseille Corniche

The Perfect Combo

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Lavender’s Blue + Bouches-du-Rhône

Differing Dominions | Completely Hinged Soon, very soon, all this will be the scene and subject of nostalgic memory.

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Lavender’s Blue + Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

The Elegant Vigour of Angels Like the noonday sun.

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Lasarte Restaurant + Monument Hotel Barcelona

Nonsense and Sensibility | Homage to Fromage | Striptease Déu n’hi do! Lavender’s Blue is a release of pure joy. Visiting a metropolis to explore just one neighbourhood concentrates our minds. A new tourism. We’re on it like a Jane … Continue reading

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Casa Amatller Barcelona + Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Sweet Dreams are Made of This To describe Modernisme as Catalan Art Nouveau underrates its roots but it’s a fair starting point. The style originated in the 1870s when Barcelona was enjoying industrial prosperity and expanding beyond its medieval walls. … Continue reading

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