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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  • Introducing the Shuman Show, a live musical journey through the career of Mort Shuman 3 weeks ago Invisible Bordeaux is proud to announce the first public performance of… (drum-roll please) the Shuman Show, to be held at Paul’s Place in central Bordeaux on Friday July 8th at 8:30pm.This is the first instance of a former blog subject being transformed into a full-scale live musical revue....
  • L'Alhambra: the iconic Bordeaux venue which hosted some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century 3 weeks ago Rue d’Alzon is a small side-street off Rue Judaïque where one of Bordeaux’s most iconic music and entertainment venues once stood: l’Alhambra. Today, the façade remains but the theatre itself is long gone. The Alhambra story began in the early 1870s when a tree nursery made way for a...
  • History evolves: how the Beaudésert internment camp memorial plaque has changed 2 months ago It is impossible to rewrite history but we can perpetually revise our understanding and interpretation of what happened in the past. A notable example of this can be found on a plaque in Mérignac that marks the area where Beaudésert internment camp was once located. Invisible Bordeaux published a...
  • Could this be the coolest house in Bordeaux? 2 months ago Reader Nathan Turner, a former Bordeaux resident, recently got in touch with me about a building that he used to ride past on his bicycle when he lived in the city. By linking through to Google Streetview evidence, it was easy to see that Nathan had a point; the house definitely deserved a visit! I...
  • May 1968, the barricades and the night Bordeaux became a battlefield 2 months ago The eventful month of May 1968 will forever be regarded as a turning point in the recent history of France. The focal point throughout the troubled period was Paris but the unrest quickly spread throughout France. In Bordeaux the agitation culminated on the night of Saturday May 25th with a series...

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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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