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No 206: Bordeaux’s Saint Mark’s Square

Inspired by the winter flooding on Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, the 3,000 square meters water feature on Bordeaux’s well-designed boardwalk, floods with a thin layer of water followed by an apocalyptic mist effect when the water mysteriously disappears on the hour. 
 (Architects: P. Gagnet and Atelier R. Landscape Architects: Michel and Claire Corajoud)



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  1. Lovely…We have yet to go to Bordeaux though it is on the list…

    They have attempted to do something similar in Paris on Place de la République though the water isn’t always on and it looks strange without it. There are a few other towns we have visited who have done similar projects not all with success. (Suzanne)

    April 15, 2014
    • Bordeaux has done an amazing job with their boardwalk. We had a fantastic time. I will post more later today. You should definitely make the trip down.

      April 15, 2014
  2. that’s so pretty!! you’re viewing some wineries? I mean I’m sure the boardwalk is pretty but let’s be honest…a prime reason to visit Bordeaux is the wine!! 🙂

    April 15, 2014
  3. suespix #

    love it! and a fabulous place for foto-ing … love your pics 🙂

    April 15, 2014
  4. Hélène Goble #

    I am so glad you have been to. Bordeaux! Isnt it magical?
    How are you my dear Nancy? I am in Normandy with working children ( except Henry) et Mary doing driving lessons. Busy Mummy filling up the fridge, cooking…. And my brother Hervé is there too ( the one who is depressive)
    Big hugs to you

    April 15, 2014
    • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bordeaux…how did you ever leave? I think I’d like to have 365-days in Bordeaux next year…stay tuned, more Bordeaux posts to follow.

      Bonne vacances et joyeuses pâques. Big hugs right back at you. x

      April 15, 2014
  5. My wife and i are stayind 3days in bordeaux…can we get by mostly knowing english? We are going to greet all in french….merci !

    April 15, 2014
    • Yes, you can get by with English in Bordeaux. As you said, make sure you always start with Bonjour/Bonsoir Madame/Monsieur and add merci bien, or merci beaucoup and your s’il vous plaits. We have found the people in Bordeaux very relaxed and kind. Make sure you spend some good time on the boardwalk people watching and faire(ing) une promenade. It’s gorgeous in the morning and at dusk. I will be posting more from Bordeaux in the next few days. Have a wonderful trip and thanks for stopping by my blog.

      April 15, 2014
  6. Melissa #


    April 17, 2014

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