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Reflections of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

The majestic Place de la Bourse reflected in the still surface of the “Miroir d’eau” at night has become something of an icon and symbol of the City of Bordeaux. The popular water mirror is fun all day long, but the real magic begins in the evening when the lights on the beautiful façades on Place de la Bourse come on, ideally accompanied by a deep blue evening sky above.

The "Water Mirror" on Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

At intervals, the granite surface is flooded by a few centimetres of crystal clear water which, when still, turns into a perfect mirror. After some time the water is slowly drained, followed by plumes of mist. When the fog lifts, so to say, the recycled and cleansed water is pumped back until it covers the entire granite surface once again, and the cycle is repeated.

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