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MuCEM, Marseille

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 September 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is the brand new MuCEM museum in Marseille, France. The city is 'European Capital of Culture' for 2013 and this hugely expensive (190M euros) building is one of one of the many great city enhancement projects that have been completed in and around the old port.

This photo shows part of the external ramped walkway that winds its way from ground level to the roof. Although the quality of architectural detailing and finish isn't quite what it should be I really loved the dappled light and shade caused by the strong mediterranean light shining through the building's facade of open lattice fibre-reinforced concrete.

The architect was Rudy Ricciotti with Roland Carta.

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great atmosphere in this beautiful artistic perspective.

24 Sep 2013 5:34am

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Fabulous light, just dazzling!

24 Sep 2013 5:44am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


24 Sep 2013 6:54am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Very good and original point of view. I like the DOF.

24 Sep 2013 9:32am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic sense of scale, perspective and I love how the shadows seem to dance along the floor!

24 Sep 2013 12:07pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Interesting opinion of an architect about what has been depicted here as a fantastic architectural achievement.
I'm curious to see it, I hope soon.
You captured so well what is one of the trade mark of this museum, this open worked pattern dressing the whole building.
I love the silhouettes fading in the far in the pattern.

24 Sep 2013 1:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful frame, perspective, graphics, lights & shadows!

24 Sep 2013 6:11pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great shot !

24 Sep 2013 7:16pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Those patterns, the shadows... the geometric lines... just delightful!

24 Sep 2013 10:06pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic work! great play of lights, shapes and shadows!

25 Sep 2013 3:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe cette perspective et les extrémités

25 Sep 2013 7:44am

Wolfgang from Germany

Interesting composition and contrasts!

26 Sep 2013 7:43am

Céline from New York, United States

Very beautiful shot!

26 Sep 2013 2:58pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a great interpretation of this beautiful place !

27 Sep 2013 8:13am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Superb graphics, quality of monochrome, light, and characters at the end of the perspective for this MUCEM's shot !
This frantic loss of money is a non-sense according to the city's situation. This country never ceases to astonish me in the worst bourgeois sense of the term...

28 Sep 2013 9:41pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Shadows and patterns - an interesting theme that you present with such dedication to the art!

29 Sep 2013 7:26am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une splendide photo graphique avec cette superbe lumière!! Très beau B&W comme toujours!J'en ai vu beaucoup sur le sujet mais c'est la tienne que je préfère! Quelle superbe maîtrise!!!5*****

13 Nov 2013 8:57am

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1/250 second
ISO 400
16 mm (35mm equiv.)