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Marseille is full of graffiti art. And when it comes to graffiti in Marseille, the majority of it really deserves the term art. When at night and on weekends the rolling shutters go down and hide the little shops and corner stores behind a wall of metal, the whole city would look quite dismal because there are still a lot of those stores. To avoid that grayish metal tone through all the streets some people have decided to not only spray on but also paint those boring rolling shutters. Now, when you walk through Marseille and you're not able to buy something because the stores are closed, you can eye painted fruits and vegetables on the rolling shutters of corner stores, a blue sky or a beach on the front of travel agencies, bakers with baguettes on the front of boulangeries and pâtisseries, and so on. Marseille can be a very colourful city if you hit the right streets to the proper times but you can also sense a lot of "ordinary" graffitis as well, like the one in the picture, all over the place.

And before I forget it, the obligatory link to the silhouette in the photo, named Karo. She took plenty of shots of Marseille as well. Go and see for yourself.

 

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Taken on January 21, 2010