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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  • Overlaying old postcards from Bordeaux and Arcachon on the same views today 3 days ago Last year the blog ran a number of pictures that merged old photos with pictures taken from the same spot today, using the expert Photoshop know-how of friend Anthony Poulachon. This time though I have taken a literally hands-on approach to combining old and new, by manually overlaying old...
  • Pont Saint-Jean: Bordeaux's great unloved bridge 1 week ago You’ve got to feel sorry for Pont Saint-Jean. In the unwritten hierarchy of Bordeaux’s road bridges, it comes very much at the bottom of the table, far behind the elegant Pont de Pierre, the slick Chaban-Delmas lift bridge, the wondrous Pont d’Aquitaine suspension bridge and the minimalist...
  • Invisible Bordeaux conference at Musée d'Aquitaine on Thursday June 25th! 3 weeks ago As part of the series of conferences held by the prestigious Mémoire de Bordeaux association, I will be giving a talk in the auditorium of the legendary Musée d’Aquitaine on Thursday June 25th at 6pm. During the hour-long conference I will be looking back over some of the sights, sounds,...
  • Winegate: the scandal which shook Bordeaux in 1973 3 weeks ago It was my Invisible Paris counterpart Adam who spotted this 1973 Paris Match cover in a museum display case. Headline news alongside Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the blue jean phenomenon and racism in France was the enigmatic announcement of a “Scandale à Bordeaux”. What scandal could this possibly...
  • Inside Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique, the next big sporting arena 1 month ago In 2012 and again in 2014 I reported on the Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique construction project. The subject started out as an suitably “invisible” topic, but has developed into something which will be on full view for the general public from May 23rd onwards. During an enjoyable case of work... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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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...

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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