Bordeaux
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, St. Andrews church with sculpture of Eleanor of Aquitaine on the upper moulding

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, St. Andrews church with sculpture of Eleanor of Aquitaine on the upper moulding

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, St. Andrews church with sculpture of Eleanor of Aquitaine on the upper moulding a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This is perhaps the only representation of her likeness that exists. History has left no contemporary portraits not even a description of her eye color, although it was...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France St.Andrews Church where Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future king of France, Louis VII in 1137

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France St.Andrews Church where Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future king of France, Louis VII in 1137

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France St.Andrews Church where Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future king of France, Louis VII in 1137 a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter It is in St. Andrews Church in Bordeaux, France in 1137 AD, that Eleanor Duchess of Aquitaine, Countess of Poitier, married Louis VII, King of...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, whimsical figurines in a window

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, whimsical figurines in a window

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, whimsical figurines in a window a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Leave it to the French to combine a bit of sex, some pretty lingerie, a young woman, and make an art object out it. This little glass figurine was one of several that appeared in windows...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, female mask over doorway

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, female mask over doorway

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, female mask over doorway a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Most of the old city is decorated with animal and human masks and flowered vines around entrances and windows.
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This interesting building dates to 1779 when it was a period designed hotel. Now the rooms are full of displays of various...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, a lion sculpture over a doorway

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, a lion sculpture over a doorway

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France, a lion sculpture over a doorway a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Sometime in the 18th and 19th century the use of animal motifs over doorways became extremely popular and predated the use of agonized Mascarons of Art Nouveau. If anyone has more information on the history...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Musée des Arts Décoratifs is located in the historic Hôtel de Lalande built in 1779 as a family home a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The Museum is situated in an extraordinary mansion, known as the Hotel de Lalande, built in 1779 by Etienne Laclotte for Pierre...
2010-05-004 Bordeaux, France, the city was originally settled by Romans and some of the streets like this one, still retain the square straight patterns-of-Bordeaux,-France

2010-05-004 Bordeaux, France, the city was originally settled by Romans and some of the streets like this one, still retain the square straight patterns-of-Bordeaux,-France

2010-05-004 Bordeaux, France, the city was originally settled by Romans and some of the streets like this one, still retain the square straight patterns-of-Bordeaux,-France a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The Romans liked their streets straight and long and this is one of those which has survived. The Romans introduced...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Place de Bourse which is the old square for the stockmarket and for business trade

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Place de Bourse which is the old square for the stockmarket and for business trade

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Place de Bourse which is the old square for the stockmarket and for business trade a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This is the old financial center where the stock exchange was located. The city was an important port which traded all over the European world from...
2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Pont de Pierre over the Garonne River

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Pont de Pierre over the Garonne River

2010-05-04 Bordeaux, France Pont de Pierre over the Garonne River a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Bordeaux today remains a beautiful city of elegant architecture dating back to the 1800′s. Large wide boulevards, beautifully sculpted parks. The Garonne has been decorated with elegant embankments, period street lamps, and interesting landscaping....