Great seaports from space – Southern Europe


For part two of this series, here are satellite images of seven great seaports of Southern Europe – Barcelona, Spain; Cadiz, Spain; Constanta, Romania; Genoa, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Marseilles, France; and Piraeus, Greece. The harbours almost resemble jagged teeth of a saw blade ripping into the adjacent waters (or alternatively into the urban form) and often stand in stark contrast to the orderly design of the city’s street grid – particularly evident in the images of Barcelona and Piraeus.

Barcelona, Spain - Source:

A magnificent view of Barcelona, Spain – Source: apollomapping.com

Cadiz, Spain - Source:

Cadiz, Spain – Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Constanta, Romania -Source:

Constanta, Romania – Source: tours-tv.com

Genoa, Italy - Source:

Genoa, Italy – Source: en.wikipedia.org

Istanbul, Turkey - Source: virtualtripping.com

Istanbul, Turkey – Source: virtualtripping.com

Marseilles, France - Source: astrium-geo.com

Marseilles, France – Source: astrium-geo.com

Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Source:

Piraeus (Athens), Greece – Source: ham.gr

 

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