Jan 25, 2016 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Tram in a tunnel

Bordeaux, France, taken on October 9, 2010

One of the first things that I loved about Bordeaux was the Place des Quinconces, especially the trees that lined the path connecting the city and the quais. It always felt like a natural tunnel, particuarly when a tram passes through the corridor. The sound of the tram and the sound of the rustling leaves – I’m not sure which one I like more…perhaps it is the perfect combination of the two that makes this city so charming, year after year.

Feb 15, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Bordeaux, France, taken on September 22, 2011

There are many places in Bordeaux that can convey symmetry – Place de la Bourse (especially when reflected in the water mirror), Pont de Pierre, even Porte Cailhau. These trees lining the path towards the river at Place des Quinconces also expresses a sense of imperfect symmetry, because while the trees were not 100% aligned, the symmetrical aesthetics of the area cannot be denied. And if you know me at all, you’d know that I love places with trees lining the sides of a path or a road and you’d understand why I chose this photo for this week’s challenge instead of any other 😉