Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Le Miroir d'eau - Bordeaux


The heatwave continues. Yesterday Karen and I headed off to Bordeaux for the day. We needn't have worried about the heat as we cooled off under the wafting chill water mist which is pumped up from underground at Le Miroir d'eau, the water 'mirror', opposite La Place de la Bourse, the old stock exchange.


It seemed the entire city had descended there to chill down. After a good few minutes mist, the water pumps up through the pavement, bubbling through holes and floods the entire square to a depth of a few inches. Very refreshing.


7 comments:

  1. How neat! I would love to see this sometime on a future visit.

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    1. Definitely worth a visit. The view across to Place de la Bourse is something too.

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  2. Now that looks a most effective but also a magical way of cooling down Rob. Have been reading about the canicule warnings with some trepidation, as we are heading to France soon - further south than we have been before. We will be sailing down the Rhone so I'm hoping that there will be cooling breezes coming off the river :)

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  3. Th end of the heatwave is here, so more pleasant Summer weather for a while. Good place to be, on a river.

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  4. What a great way to cool down. Thanks for introducing me to this great place.

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  5. I had no idea the French were so whimsical. What delight.

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  6. I just found your blog today and I am totally hooked! I love that last photograph!!

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