Postcard of my photos of Marseille, Provence, May 2012

Some evening pictures from Marseille, on a day when the Mediterranean coast had fine weather but there were storms further in the centre of France.

The massive church of Notre Dame de la Gard looking over the Vieux Port of Marseille (Old Port). A triangle of roofs of modern apartment blocks and refurbished blocks to a design by Haussmann, with the recently completed CMA CGM Tower (33 storeys, architect Zaha Hadid), which claims itself as “an architectural landmark of urban renewal”.

Even more urban renewal is evident in a very concrete way by the numerous tower cranes on the Marseille skyline just now.