Monday, January 10, 2011

Sights Around Town

After a few days of sorting out the details of our new life (schools, bank, renting a house), we went out on the weekend to show the kids some of the neat stuff in town. Here is a two-story merry-go-round. It was built in 1900.

All day, Ailbhe didn't want her picture taken. But she couldn't resist running in and stopping in front of the camera as I was about to take a picture of her brother:

Next is a local ninja practising his skills on top of some local art in front of local 500 year old gate.

This is part of a huge fountain at the bottom of a huge tower. No water in it in January, though.

We climbed 184 steps in the tower below to get to the first viewing platform. (Another 47 steps would have gotten us to the upper platform.) Then about 30 steps from the bottom we saw someone on their way up with a camera in-hand. After a quick vote (which was not unanimous) we decided not to go back up to take a picture ourselves. A 4 year old can only do so many stairs.

Below is the cathedral. Or, if you are between 4 and 6 years old: below is a few pigeons that you can chase:

The pictures don't do Bordeaux justice. It is beautiful. But be careful about the ninjas.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, it looks lovely there! I may have to convince Jeff of another trip away this summer!

    How was the first day of school for the kids?