Piece description from the artist
I was advised to go visit Martigues while visiting my French family in Marseille. The told me it was the “Venice of France”, so I thought I had to see what that meant. It wasn’t until I was on my way to catch a bus back to Marseille that I saw this spectacular scene from a bridge. I went back and shot this row of houses almost too colorful and beautiful to be true from every angle. I love the bicycle parked out front.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Julia Willard had lived in many cities in the U.S. before moving to Paris in 2006 to pursue several loves. Her adoration for the French way of life only deepened and after completing her MBA program in Paris, she remained in the City of Love and Lights. After a few years there, she moved to Amsterdam for a new adventure, where she again fell in love with a way of life, an attitude toward life, and her new city. Through her attraction to color, light, movement, and all things beautiful, she continued to capture yet another city that had become a true home to her.