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.
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 😉
The sculptures at Place de Quinconces, accompanies by water fountains, have become a landmark of Bordeaux. The feelings of the water drops from the fountains, falling on my face, is so refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.