Bordeaux Exploration - Retyrement on 2 Wheels 2 - CycleBlaze

June 13, 2018

Bordeaux Exploration

A day for blob, blog and other jobs.

June 13 Wednesday

Bordeaux Exploration 

A day for blob, blog and other jobs.

Our exercise is a walk around the city, taking in the Rue Catherine and its shops, the wide open space by les Jardins, and the Quais where some tall ships are berthed. A Fete de Vin starts tomorrow, and the ships are part of the celebration. Unfortunately we will miss the fireworks and hope the current showers clear for the event.

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Foire aux Plaisirs: The Bordeaux Fun Fair.
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Stately buildings.
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The Quai has restricted access, but the prospect of the tall masts, the wide river and distant bridges conjure images of the golden days of trading in this port. ( Golden if you were not a slave).

We pass through the Place de la Bourse, a magnificent mid 18th century building that is now reflected in the Miroir d'eau, (a flat area of water on the square in front ).

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Miroir d’eau.
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Big ships about to sail.
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Back through the Porte de Bourgogne , one of four ancient gates in the city, past the Middle Eastern shops.

They’re eating our fruit here!
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Rest and reading in the intense evening sun, dinner on the terrace and preparation for our next run.

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