Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Garonne river

The Garonne river is never very far from the centre of old Bordeaux. Its a nice walk along it, for example in the Chartrons district, just north of Quinconces square. Also do cross the Pont de Pierre, the stone bridge (tramway!) to see the view on Bordeaux as from the other side of the river.

Place de la Bourse, stock exchange square.

The Garonne seen from Quinconces square.

St. Michel church, meeting point of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims.

The Pont de Pierre, the stone bridge, and the Porte de Bourgogne, Burgundy gate.

To the right of the Porte de Bourgogne you can just see one of the cathedral's towers and the roof of the impressing Porte Cailhau, Cailhau gate.

At the end of the Chartrons quay (tramway!) you find old warehouses which now house lots and lots of outlet shops, galleries and CAP sciences, the scientific museum.

At the left the double tower of the cathedral behind the Porte Calhau, and at the right the Pey-Berland tower that stands next to the cathedral.