This was the view out our window when we went to Marseilles way back in September. The city is over 2500 years old (of course, it has been built and rebuilt on top of ruins). I thought it made a fine picture to pair with my daughter Sara's shot at the Once Upon a Time challenge...
"Once Upon a Time"
The stars were shining overhead,
the treetops dark and misty.
As I lay down atop my bed,
I thought of ancient history.
The ancient horse of the city Troy,
the worst present to ever get.
Hidden warriors emerged unalloyed
to conquer everything yet.
And then I thought of Shakespeare's plays,
the characters of long ago,
and also still performed today,
even if it snows.
So that is it for this verse here,
the sun is coming up.
And now it's sort of very weird,
I can't remember all this stuff.
Poem by Sara, age 11. Marseilles Old Port photo by L.L. Barkat.