F/5.6 ISO100 35mm Nikkor +2 0 -2 HDR done in Nik efex pro, and some lightroom and CS5 to tuch. Went to the Delacroix Matisse expo at the Vieille Charit on a rainy day lasat week, it was great to catch the dark clouds over the dome. Around 1650, Marseilles was expanding fast in the port area, with many people without job.
"La vieille charit", designed by Pierre Puget, was built from 1671 till 1745 out of the local pink and white stones (from quarries "La Couronne") to house the infortunates. The building is composed of 4 wings opened to the interior like a cloister towards a courtyard with a Baroque style chapel. The building housed people who received training to find job. Later it became a hospice. It was classified as historic monument in 1951 and has been recently restored.
Today, it houses scientific and cultural activities such as Audiovisual national institute, High education in social sciences, CNRS research library, mediterranean archeology museum.
Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Provence_Alpes_Cote_dAzur/Marseille-104587/Things_To_Do-Marseille-Vieille_Charite-BR-1.html#ixzz1ToQafQAv hope you enjoy it! -definetly best viewd large so press L please and F to fave. :)