Postcard from Marseille on a chilly weekend in February

Sights from Marseille this chilly February weekend. New paving around the Vieux Port, complete with sculpture installations of animals representing the South, all facing away from the Mediterranean. The impression is that Africa and the South start here at the Marseille waterline.
Good surf at the beaches of Pointe Rouge in the bitter wind that brought much snow inland. Despite the clean-up, and the Petit Train Touristique, someone finds a use for the art installation as a place to sleep. The clean-up has resulted in a new sport: watching the sunset across the water of the Vieux Port, the waterline not much changed from the time of the Phoenician sailors trading with the port then known as Massalia.