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.
Graffiti really is my favorite type of art.
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.
And another fish.
And what is that? A bird.
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. 🙂
I think this looks very spooky. Like a merry-go-round of the dead.
This is my absolute favorite: “The Iron Human of da Vinci”. Notice the leg 😉
This is a capsule.
And a cool chair. My throne, for I am the king of metal.
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.
At the port, we noticed this old crane…
… this old wooden boat…
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. 😉
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. 😉
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.
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
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 😉