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Place de la Bourse Reflection I | by Paul 'Tuna' Turner
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Place de la Bourse Reflection I

The buildings of Bordeaux's Place de la Bourse reflected in the Miroir d'Eau as the sun goes down over the city.

 

The Place de la Bourse is the centuries-old heart of old Bordeaux, with grand buildings linking the riverside with the old city.

 

The riverside square was renovated in the 18th century by architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, with the majestic old stock exchange and the Hotel des Fermes flanking the open space around the 1864 Fontaine des Trois-Graces.

 

In more recent years, the square has seen the city's modern tram network run through its heart, while the Miroir d'Eau, a spectacular flat water feature which intermittently reflects the city and sprays mist in which children of all ages play in, is a popular new attraction busy throughout the day.

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Taken on August 31, 2011