Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Shiny new bridge

When Olivier came out to lunch with us in Bordeaux a couple of weeks ago, he told us that he hadn’t explored that part of town. That weekend he went for a stroll along the quays with some friends and he took this picture of the rainbow over the brand new bridge. He did take other pictures and some captured two rainbows, but this is the best one. As you can see he wasn’t the only one. The platform lifts up to let shipping pass underneath:


This weekend we had Dom and J-M, as well as Olivier home (although Olivier goes out most of the time with his friends). Dom bought me a pile of books by John Irving including the English version of Last Night at Twisted River which I read recently in French. If you know John Irving books at all, you’ll know that it is a hefty pile. I will be occupied for months to come.

As usual she sorted out my computer so that I can get at the pictures on my phone at long last. We had a lovely weekend which went much too quickly.

Olivier went back to Bordeaux at lunchtime; the house is very quiet

4 comments:

Dru Marland said...

nice looking bridge! Is it a replacement for an old one, or new new?

Kath Lockett said...

Terrific photograph!

I haven't read any John Irving, so I'll add him to my ever-growing list of books to find and read...

Anji said...

Dru: It is the new, new. Seems they only really had one main bridge before. The Garonne is a very wide river indeed.

Anji said...

Kath: Thanks, I'll tell him you like the photo. They are really thick books. The problem I had with them was that they woke me up when I dropped them falling asleep reading in bed...