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Old Posted Oct 25, 2022, 4:03 PM
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Bordeaux, France: Wet and Tipsy

Well, it's been said man can control just about anything except weather. That was on full display during my side trip to Bordeaux. The goal was to find as many wine bars as possible oh and maybe realize i'm in one of the world's most beautiful cities to boot. The plan started going sideways once I realized that google also lies and opening hours are often not updated. I did manage to get my hands on some of that sweet sweet booze but overall my joy was in just how gorgeous the old city was. I will be back and it will be sunny darn it.

Enough ruminations, just visuals please:

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Old Posted Oct 25, 2022, 6:38 PM
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The old downtown was mostly built in the 18th century. Bordeaux was really thriving back then, partly due to some nasty business like slave trading, or so they say. But there was some fair business too, such as winery already. That's nothing new over there.

Old Bordeaux would've been taken as the very model for the Paris redevelopments by Haussmann from the early 1850s to late 1860s, cause it felt like a royal town or something.
The guy Haussmann had been the prefect of Bordeaux before being appointed prefect of the Paris region by Napoleon III.
So Bordeaux would've been the main inspiration of his massive Parisian master plans.

The old town is pretty, full of charms, but I think it's still sort of gritty. You should've seen it 30 years ago when I was a kid. The local limestone was still dark, filthy because of lack of maintenance.
It's not even completely cleaned up yet.

There's quite some contemporary development all around and it's only been boosted by the high-speed rail line connecting it to Paris.
Bordeaux has always been a favorite town in France and a lot of dwellers in Paris would move over there.
Ils ne savaient pas que c'était impossible, alors ils l'ont fait.
They didn't know it was impossible, so they did it.
That's partly what the Lord teaches about.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2022, 6:38 PM
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Right before your eyes you're victimized, guys, that's the world of today, and it ain't civilized...
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2022, 6:14 AM
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That looks like a fantastic core to explore!
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