Saturday, December 12, 2009

On Foot in Bordeaux

Sunday morning, while Vicki rested her sore
knee, I undertook a brief walking tour of old
Bordeaux, the St. Pierre district; above, the
huge Monument to the Girondins in the

Part of the fountains

Part of the antiques market in the Esplanade; it really is a big

The Maison du Vin

The Grand Theater, with the 12 muses across the front (12?
I thought there were only 7; maybe that's why my aesthetics
are not so so well rounded)

Another huge and beautiful square I could only get a piece of
in the lens; the Place des Douanes, with the national customs
(as in duties, taxes, etc.) museum

Looking back northeast along boulevard of quays

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