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abigbagofpoo May 8, 2009 2:59 PM

Bordeaux - southwest France
 
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- Le monument aux Girondins (the Girondists monument) :
The principal monument was erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of the Girondists who fell victim of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. It is composed of a large pedestal framed with two basins, decorated with bronze horses and troops, and surmounted by a large column with a statue on top that represents the spirit of liberty.


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SLO May 8, 2009 3:17 PM

thanks abigbagofpoo, got any more?

abigbagofpoo May 8, 2009 3:47 PM

sure SLO :D


- Le miroir d'eau (the water mirror) :
French landscape architects, Claire and Michel Corajoud replaced the working docks on the Garonne River with a giant rectangle of ½ thick water. Just enough water over a black granite plaza to create a surface large enough to reflect the entire 18th century Stock Exchange building. The mirrored images of the building at night have already become a photo tourist's "must have" picture in Bordeaux.
A fog systems operates with and without the water. The scale of the site creates a miniature fog bank for more great photographs and helps the illusion of continuity of the water with the river like a misty infinity pool.

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- Le Pont de pierre (the stone bridge) :
First bridge over the Garonne, it was constructed under the orders of Napoleon I between 1819 and 1822.[1] During the 12 years, the builders are faced with many challenges because of the strong current at the point in the river. They used a diving bell borrowed from the British to stabilize the bridge's pillars. It has seventeen arches (number of letters in the name Napoléon Bonaparte). On the sides, each pile of bricks is capped by a white medallion in honor of the emperor. It also carries the coat of arms of the city (three intertwined crescents).

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abigbagofpoo May 8, 2009 8:05 PM

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holladay May 8, 2009 9:14 PM

Excellent work, but I don't know about that name you gave yourself...

ColDayMan May 8, 2009 11:26 PM

Impressive!

Top Of The Park May 9, 2009 12:08 AM

Lovely and historic

abigbagofpoo May 9, 2009 8:13 AM

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Originally Posted by holladay (Post 4239541)
but I don't know about that name you gave yourself...

you can call me poo :D

- Wallace fountain :
Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains designed by Charles-Auguste Lebourg that appear in the form of small cast-iron sculptures scattered throughout the city of Paris, France, mainly along the most-frequented sidewalks. They are named after the Englishman Richard Wallace, who financed their construction. On October 6, 1873, another philanthropist, Daniel Osiris, commanded 6 Large Model Fountains and asked the community of Bordeaux to install them.

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ady26 May 9, 2009 8:51 AM

It seems very nice!

abigbagofpoo May 9, 2009 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by ady26 (Post 4240421)
It seems very nice!

thanks :D

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- Palais Gallien, the remains of a late 2nd century Roman amphitheatre

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TinChelseaNYC May 10, 2009 12:54 AM

Cool place. I LOVE that rooftop shot. Wine! When was that bridge built? Isn't this city one of those UN World Heritage cities?

Benonie May 10, 2009 8:25 AM

Great place! I've never visited Bordeaux, but hope to do so in the future.
More pics please...:)

abigbagofpoo May 10, 2009 8:28 AM

TinChelseaNYC :D

- le Pont de Pierre :
First bridge over the Garonne, it was constructed under the orders of Napoleon I between 1819 and 1822.[1] During the 12 years, the builders are faced with many challenges because of the strong current at the point in the river. They used a diving bell borrowed from the British to stabilize the bridge's pillars. It has seventeen arches (number of letters in the name Napoléon Bonaparte). On the sides, each pile of bricks is capped by a white medallion in honor of the emperor. It also carries the coat of arms of the city (three intertwined crescents)

- UN World Heritage city :
The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century

- la Place de la Victoire (Victory Square) :
Situated towards the end of the rue St. Catherine, this square is noted for an extraordinary 18th century gate. The Square is annexed to St. Jean station and Capuchins market and features a variety of cafes and university buildings

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abigbagofpoo May 11, 2009 6:30 AM

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- Le Régent Grand Hôtel :
Located just opposite the Opéra National de Bordeaux (the Grand Théâtre) The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux is reclaiming its place as the most majestic hotel in the city. The hotel has undergone a comprehensive and faithful restoration which respects its colourful history while offering a level of luxury and elegance never before experienced.
With guest rooms designed by famed French designer Jacques Garcia, the 1,000 m² Les Bains de Lea Spa (opening at a later stage), gourmet restaurant Le Pressoir d'Argent and the luxury shopping arcade Fashion Avenue, experience the splendours of the newly revived Palace Bordelais.

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abigbagofpoo May 11, 2009 7:11 PM

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kanhawk May 12, 2009 2:44 AM

I love these historic buildings. Please keep posting more. Oh, and you may post more photos of sexy French women smoking cigarettes too.

abigbagofpoo May 12, 2009 8:02 PM

kanhawk :D

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- The Église Sainte-Croix ("Church of the Holy Cross") is an abbey church in Bordeaux. It is annexed to a Benedictine abbey founded in the 7th century, and was built in the late 11th-early 12th centuries. The façade is in Romanesque style. The church has a nave and four aisles, a transept with apses on each arm, and a polygonal apse. The nave is 39 m long, while the apse is 15.30 m high. The notable organ is from the 18th century. The church was restored by Paul Abadie in the 19th century. The former Benedictine abbey is now home to the École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux

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dktshb May 13, 2009 12:31 AM

Beautiful pictures!

Bergenser May 13, 2009 10:12 AM

Very interesting photos you have there.

Rico Rommheim May 13, 2009 1:45 PM

Quality pics right here, although I don't much care for your 'name', as long as you keep posting pics like this I shan't ban you.

I kid I kid of course...;)


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