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On the town

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Did we tell you that we are in love with Bordeaux? Not only the kind that comes in a glass but the fine city where we are docked for three days. And what a berth! The first photo is taken from our veranda. When the door is open, we hear children playing and dogs barking in the park beside the river, and occasionally a parent bringing a toddler close to the boat - one dad teaching his son the word "bateau." The parks are stunning and the almost silent tram lines glide across the streets with grass between their wheels. We made our way to the Cathedral (what else?) and were astounded by its size and fine condition, but ..... Can you see the faces on the Bishops at the door? They look a little dazed or at least overcome by the altar wine. The pulpit is far back in the nave, close to the organ and BEHIND all those chairs you see. I guess this really IS "preaching to the choir." Next we visited the Decorative Arts Museum, a small collection in an 18th century town house. The collection is billed as 17th-19th century furniture and decorative objects, and it is, but odd modern pieces have been added, confusing at least two visitors.
We loved Bordeaux, and it seems that Bordeaux loved us. The dock was lined with folks waving and calling to us as we departed.

Posted by HopeEakins 10:09 Archived in France

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