Invisible Bordeaux

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Invisible Bordeaux
Guide to sights, stories, curios and lesser-known landmarks in and around Bordeaux. History, architecture, places and people.
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  • New video: the 'mascarons' on Place de la Bourse 2 days ago Hundreds of sculpted masks, or “mascarons” (from the Italian “mascherone”), can be seen on the exteriors of buildings in Bordeaux. On the 18th-century façades of Place de la Bourse, one of the city's most emblematic squares, there are 86 such mascarons to be spotted, 55 on the square...
  • You are here: browse the Invisible Bordeaux map! 1 week ago A blog such as Invisible Bordeaux is, in essence, a linear compilation of content with articles stacked up in chronological order, with the most recent items given priority homepage treatment. But don't forget that there is another way of browsing subjects: by consulting the Invisible Bordeaux...
  • Le Juif et la France: when the anti-Semitic propaganda exhibition came to wartime Bordeaux 2 weeks ago Bordeaux’s wartime history remains an opaque affair. Throughout that dark period, the city was the scene of many events, some of which were of huge strategic significance, some proved dramatic, others inspirational, while others stand out as particularly unsavoury when viewed from a 21st-century...
  • La Maison aux personnages: art house in the middle of our street 2 months ago Invisible Bordeaux recently came across one of the city’s most unusual – and, it turns out, controversial – permanent art installations: a house located on a traffic island near to the Pellegrin general hospital, sandwiched on all sides by streets and the tram A line. Welcome to “la Maison...
  • Mérignac's 4:1-scale tracksuit bottoms and moccasins 2 months ago We’re in Mérignac, between the Pin Galant concert hall and its associated tram stop and, yes, that might just be a massive sculpture representing a gentleman's legs and feet, dressed in tracksuit bottoms and wearing a pair of tassel loafers. Er, hello? This unusual public artwork is entitled,...

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Mikeefos
21:08 PM October 23, 2012

This is a great blog about things you may have to scratch the bordealias surface to find. Great research and effort goes into these articles...

Castro
21:04 PM June 03, 2014

Dear Tim, I came across your blog very recently. I like your writing style and I got very interested about it. I wonder if you have written any blog about the best neighbourhoods to live in. I would like to see something beyond the TripAdvisor sort of opinions. I am sure you can grasp the character of each region in and around the city in a way that few can. Moreover, the eyes of a local/foreigner will give me the right perspective. I have a special interest in this subject because it is very likely that I will move with my wife to Bordeaux to take over a professorial position. I have lived before in Versailles, France, for few years (as well as in Brazil, US, Canada, Spain, and Canada again). So, France is not very strange to me although the French language is a far acquaintance to me. I would value tremendously any information on this subject.

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