Bordeaux | Part #2 | Graffiti and Art | France

More than just wine

 

Bordeaux has more to offer than just wine.

 

The French metropolis also displays a variety of awesome graffiti’s, which can be spotted in certain areas of the city.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

Graffiti really is my favorite type of art.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

Not only because it is modern and looks fantastic, but also some deliver a message or make you ponder about certain things. I admire the creativity of the artists.

 

Others are just funny like this robofish.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

And another fish.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

And what is that? A bird.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

Not only did we come across cool graffiti but also some sculptures made out of metal. According to a friend, whom I later asked and who knew a lot about the processing of metal, explained that it is cut with a very strong laser. 🙂

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

I think this looks very spooky. Like a merry-go-round of the dead.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

This is my absolute favorite: “The Iron Human of da Vinci”. Notice the leg 😉

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

This is a capsule.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

And a cool chair. My throne, for I am the king of metal.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

 

The way to the concert

 

 

Afterwards, we were told that there would be a free festival called “La Boom” near the port. We arrived from the other side, which gave us a glimpse at the massive wall that separated us from the festival.

 

I really wonder what happened here.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

At the port, we noticed this old crane…

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

… this old wooden boat…

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

and this boat named “Pied Bouée”, meaning foot buoy. Not really a very glorious name for a boat. Maybe there is a story with a little more meaning to it. 😉

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

On the way to the concert, we walked past some of the biggest graffiti I have ever seen in my entire life. You can click on the image to view it in more detail. 😉

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

This one is a little hard to read. If I remember correctly it´s supposed to say Bordeaux, covered in grape vines. I like it that this city has such a strong connection to the wine.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

Here we have a whale covered in garbage. I suppose this should be seen as criticism directed at the people polluting the ocean. Also notice the little turtle in front of the whale, the church on top, the jellyfish on the right and what looks like a rowing boat to me as part of the whale’s fin. J

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

The next one is quite peculiar as well. With a certain similarity to the Ying-Yang circle representing the balance of good and evil, we have a two fish eating each other. But notice that both of the fish also have their scales half in the color of the other fish. You get me?

 

Pause for a moment and think about what this could mean. 🙂

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

The concert was pretty cool, mostly Spanish music. What Georg and I found pretty exceptional was the fact that wine was cheaper than beer. 😀

 

And with that, our stay in Bordeaux ended.

 

I couldn´t know that the best was yet to come. Next stop Arcachon!

 

Until next Friday. 🙂

 

Fabi out.

 

Bordeaux Graffiti

 

Question time: Do like graffiti? Do you have a favorite graffiti artist? If not, do you have a favorite artist or painter?

 

Let me know and write it in the comments section below. 😉

 

4 Replies to “Bordeaux | Part #2 | Graffiti and Art | France”

  1. Yes I like Graffiti.

    The beauty is if someone’s graffiti sucks you can just respray it or modify it.

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