Planet Mars part 2

While walking along the port, we were able to see some pretty cool stuff like the Cathedrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille which was going through some renovations at the time but in spite of that, it's blend of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture was still a sight to behold. As we kept walking, we noticed two buildings which stood out from the overall architecture of the city. The first one was called the Villa Méditerranée which was designed by the Milanese architect Stefano Boeri. The building was dedicated to the history and cultures of the Mediterranean region. Right next to the Villa Méditerranean was the MuCEM also known as the Museé des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée which happened to have a Pablo Picasso Exhibition running from April to August. Having never been to a Picasso exhibition, it was an easy choice on what to do next. The MuCEM was designed by architect Rudy Riccioti. It was decorated with ornamental concrete which shrouded the exterior of the museum like a lace fabric. The Picasso exhibition was not only inspiring but truly gave you a deeper look into the mind of the artist  and also the wide variety of mediums that he used during his lifetime from rugs to metallic sculptures. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures but I was able to sneak in a few snapshots before leaving. Just keep that between you and me.









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