Visions of Marseille: La Plaine
Summer’s coming…and the pleasures of Marseille lie within its picturesque coves that are flanked by white rock and lapped by clear blue waters.
They talk about the delights of Paris in Spring, but what about Marseille?
A Disappearing Marseille: On the Front Line of Gentrification.
Amidst a continuing process of regeneration, the area around Marseille’s docks hosts a number of ghosts. Old store fronts, boarded up and awaiting redevelopment give clues to the neighbourhood’s previous incarnation as an area of small business, there to serve a local working population.
In preparation for a new series documenting Marseille’s changing neighbourhoods, I wandered the streets snapping the faded façades before they vanish completely, soon to be turned into luxury retail stores.