Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux

Its historic city centre is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage List entries as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century. French town Bordeaux. Located in the southwestern part of the country. Home of around 250,000 people. Ran through by the river Garonne. Link: La Boulangerie, a French bakery. People from Bordeaux are called “Bordelais” (for men) and “Bordelaises” (women). The region and … Continue reading Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux

“Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“We wanted to ban cars from the city – or at least almost.” It’s the city of the future, urban living in the coming decades, German and French students from Lille and Cologne map out. The project, started in 2013 by Goethe Institut, annually finishes off with a book both project groups produce – it’s called “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft” [The Blue … Continue reading “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

WILDLIFE IN THE CITY: Photographer Sven Meurs highlights wild animals in an urban surrounding

A fox suddenly appearing near a motorway. A titmouse living in a traffic light post. It is the contrast of nature and city that photographer Sven Meurs highlights in his work. “In the beginning I was frustrated when a sign or car appeared in the background of my photos,” says Meurs. Later he realized that it made his work special.

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