Lumiere brothers of underwater safari
By Zoran Slavic
At the dawn, when he was supposed to go to the inside, in the French Alps, by Brignoles and Draguignan, downpour us hindered to do so within the stipulated time. In addition, fortunately, since the delay proved enough and welcome colleague Velimir to remember that the place through which we have passed, coming from Marseille, La Ciotat, actually the town in which the railway station 1896th entered the train, that Lumiere brothers were photographed. With the camera constructed by Edison. It is, therefore, a place by the beginning of the history of motion pictures, films. A short film is Arrive'e d'un train en gare (Entry train at La Ciotat), is the beginning of the film-truth, the famous documentary by the Lumiere brothers start in Lyon (Factory workers leaving a factory), then here at Ciotat (The train enters ...) And finally in Paris (Was doused while pouring). These are impressive silent films, short cuts, which depict the event itself without the intervention of actor participation. It told us everything Velemir, otherwise a film editor.
So, thankfully, and the dawn of Toulon was raining. When we arrived in La Ciotat, in about twenty minutes, though, back to Marseilles, the city was drenched, drained and bright, new almost like the beginning of the century. However, Velemir had to wait with his film pursuits because most of the companies were the fact that the first visit Abyss Garden. Our friend Dusko, otherwise avid diver, he could not venture into the French seaside. That's why we went to the rocky end of La Ciotat, which is called the National Park of Calanques. They're Dusko managed to convince instructors to no training, for which we had no time, however, to let him to dive into this azure sea. After about fifteen minutes, which to us seemed like hours, he returned to the terrace all delighted. No end to the stories of sea creatures, corals and unusual pieces of stone that he had seen in his tour of the underwater world. Here in La Ciotat, near Marseilles.
Now we can go back to the Lumiere brothers, and everything else. I'm standing on the platform and try to bring up history. The camera comes to life. Life through the camera gets in the drama. Density moment. I feel as if impatient passengers waiting at a train. Black-and-white photo from in 1896. Exposing to color day. I am in La Ciotat, where the enthusiasm is still the reality of the film. This time the tourists, what are we. In the morning, at the end of spring, I'm standing at the station antiglare from the Mediterranean sun, with cypress, poplar trees and palm trees in the background. The train, electrical, enters station lonely but cheerful. Steamer, people in winter coats and snow, but they are still in the distant Lumiere projection. Manufacturer of Lyons, celluloid dreamers, not only changed the world with his short films, intervention in the life which is based on absolute not changing that same life, the brothers Louis and Auguste, of course, Lumiere, and this this Southern French town, for eternal time, marked his prophetic skill. Today's residents La Ciotat are proud of them.
In this we can be sure at lunch in the "Trattoria dela Sergio” in the harbor. The motto of this restaurant reads - Sun of Italy to your plate! Restaurant with a lot of white paint on the walls and tablecloths, we had a very pleasant lunch: tomato mozzarella salad, followed by Spaghetti garlic fried zucchini and for dessert Neapolitan Slice, (three flavors Vanilla Ice, Strawberry and Chocolate). We drank wine Chianti and spent almost two hours in a pleasant atmosphere.
La Ciotat is definitely entered the world, the big world. Place of thirty thousand inhabitants more is not a fishing port on the outskirts of the Côte d'Azur. It is a great tourist destination attraction. His Majesty the film is here to walk again. Let's go to look around the city, a little flushed with good wine. The building, an old, with the end of the last century, the theater in which it was first shown in the famous train entering the town, which would then become famous for being.
We arrive in front of the old hotel Vila, from 1864. in which is now the Maritime Museum. There is also a church from the early seventeenth century, the repentant, no matter the color complexion and race. With a coastline of La Ciotat, which acts as ancient and undisturbed, natural and luxurious in vegetation, I saw the Cap Canaille, top of the rock-cliff that I had visited before couple of days ago, in Cassis . With a glass of wine, garden restaurant'' Chez Jean-Louis'', unbound from talking to some locals, we decided to make our way in and Draguignan and Grasse move in one day. Specifically, we unanimously ended that we cannot escape the nearby town of Aubergine, for reasons that will be revealed only when I touch this place in the Mediterranean hinterland.
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