Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Countess of LA

I'm participating in another round of Classy in Philadelphia's Where in the World Wednesday. The point is to share a picture of yourself somewhere in the world. It doesn't have to be somewhere foreign or tropical, just somewhere you consider to be traveling. And today's picture is from...
At the Chateau d'If
the Chateau d'If, which is just of the shore of Marseille, France. The was taken during my month long study abroad trip to Avignon, France in Summer 2005. The Chataeu d'If is a jail, on an island just off the coast of Marseille. Here's what the island looks like from the shore.
Veiw of Marseille with the Chatea d'If in the center
It's the smaller island in the center. The Chateau was built in the 1500s by Francois I as a fortress. In the 1700s it was used as an actual prison. The prison was made famous in the book The Count of Monte Cristo. Although I've never read the book, I believe the main character (the count perhaps?) escapes from the Chateau d'If early in the book. Hopefully with that explanation my not-so-cleaver title is making at least a little sense.

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  1. France! Oh how I love it so! :)

    hey, I referenced you in today's post AND I gave you an award! :)

    Check it out! :)

  2. Be still my heart. I am a total francophile - these photos have convinced me I need to check out that area next time I go to France!!

    I haven't read the Count of Monte Crisco either but have heard wonderful things about it!

  3. Oh, how pretty! That sounds like an amazing trip!

  4. What a gorgeous place! Ugh, take me there right now. I wish!