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Porte de Bourgogne

Burgundy gate

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FRA near Bordeaux

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nwolpert published on 07/15/2020 10:47 p.m.:
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The Porte de Bourgogne on the banks of the Garonne in Bordeaux, built in the 18th century. For a long time it was also called "Porte des salinières", with reference to the salt used by the local traders. With the stone bridge ("Pont de pierre") as the only crossing of the Garonne, it was for a long time the main entrance to the city coming from the east.
In 1947 the place was renamed from "Place de Bourgogne" into "Place Bir Hakeim". It is an important hub for the tram and apparently the tram was already driving here back then.
The houses show that, unlike today, the facades were not bare but painted with advertising.

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