Photographer's Note

Last in a series of pictures taken in Bordeaux on a Saturday afternoon in June.

Galerie Bordelaise is a shopping gallery located in the heart of Bordeaux near the Grand Theatre. It is, along with the passage Sarget, one of two covered passages in the city. Very popular during the first half of the 19th century, these provincial galleries rivalled in elegance the Parisian galleries.

Its construction was begun in 1833 under the direction of the architect Gabriel-Joseph Durand (1792-1858) and was opened to the public on April 1, 1834. It was listed as a historical monument in 1975.

After having fallen into disrepair, restoration works were started September 2015. The total cost of the works is estimated at 3 million euros.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10627 W: 63 N: 29874] (130967)
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