Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bas-reliefs in Bordeaux facades

Lots and lots of beautiful bas-reliefs (and of course statues) in the facades of the houses here.

Above the entrance of the -very interesting- Aquitaine museum (Aquitaine being the larger Gironde area).

Cours de l'Intendance (administration avenue; from the theatre to the Gambetta square).

Rue St. Catherine.

Cours de l'Intendance.

Cours de l'Intendance

Detail of the Dijeaux gate (near Gambetta square) with the coat of arms of Bordeaux.

The same lion as you see in the Bordeaux coat of arms.

Job Exchange building. I love ± 1950 bas-reliefs...