Nantes’ city centre is a tourist postcard. A castle, several efficient tramway lines, old buildings, a few art pieces here and there, historic neighbourhoods and hundreds of bars and restaurants. I’m not patriotic but even I must admit the city is very pretty—Nantes invested in the tourism industry, and it shows.

When I’m sick and tired of this polished side, I escape where no one goes anymore, along the Loire River, where the factories and not-so-glamorous industries supported the city’s growth for a long, long time. Dirty roads, empty buildings, graffiti, windy alleys, grass growing through cracked concrete and a few misfits hanging out.

The perfect place where you are in the mood for a dose of reality.

Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
"Set Jails on Fire"
“Set Jails on Fire”
"Fuck Jail"
“Fuck Jail”
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Urban Decay Along the Loire River
Bird View of the Isle of Nantes
Bird View of the Isle of Nantes
Former Shipyards
Former Shipyards
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River
Crossing the Loire River

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2 Comments

  1. Bee Ean July 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

    I have not really ventured into this area.
    Btw, I sent you a message, please check.

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    1. Zhu July 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I haven’t received your email…?

      Reply

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