Photographic Memories

More from the photo album …  These pictures were taken on my 2014 visit to France as part of the background research for The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo.  Bank-breaker Charles Wells lived in Marseille from about 1850 (when he was 9 or 10) until around 1879.

The La Joliette docks, Marseille, where Charles Deville Wells worked as an engineer in the 1860s-70s ... before breaking the bank at Monte Carlo.
The La Joliette docks, Marseille, where Charles Deville Wells worked as an engineer in the 1860s-70s … before he broke the bank at Monte Carlo.
The docks at Marseille - a present-day view
The docks at Marseille – a present-day view

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