Here´s part 2 of my short Bordeaux trip but first, here´s what I wore on the second day:
We took all of these photos on a rainy, very windy and at times sunny day. So don´t be surprised that my tummy seems to be bloated in the pics, it´s the gusty wind, mind you. Now that we have that cleared(lol!), I purposely wore jeans and a long sleeved boot printed top because of the bad weather aka ¨it´s a little cold for bare arms and legs¨ day. You know me, comfort over fashion first! ;)
Our second day was spent visiting churches and Bordeaux has beautiful old churches. First stop was the Bordeaux Cathedral(Cathèdrale Sainte-André de Bordeaux) consecrated by Pope Urban in 1096.
On the left side is the Hotel de Ville aka Bordeaux´s City Hall aka Palais Rohan. It houses the Museum of Fine Arts ( Musée des Beaux-Arts) which unfortunately we weren´t able to visit because I saw a mini-market at the back of the church. It´s just that when I see food, I tend to forget everything, hahaha!
And oh well, since we we´re spared with a few minutes of sun, we made use of it by taking outfit photos near the church´s main entrance. When you´re outside of an old church with impressive architecture, you just gotta take a souvenir of it as your background, no?
Our oysters, ready for sampling. Yum!
And then there was this bell tower which you can also visit called le Tour Pey- Berland built around 1440 to 1500 at the back of the cathedral near where we sat but we left it for the next visit.
The next church that we visited was the Église Sainte- Croix( Church of the Holy Cross) whose facade is in Romanesque style. This church was built between the 11-12th century. Beside this was a 7th century Benedictine abbey which isn´t shown in the photo below, my bad, oooops! Like most Romanesque style churches, the style is simple but wih graceful and beautifully sculpted arches. What caught my attention though was the green painted organ inside this church. So French. ;)
Our lunch was in the patio in one of the restaurants facing the Église Saint-Pierre. You can find a lot of restaurants lining on this plaza and the prices are affordable for a full menu. This is also a great place for people watching while drinking your Bordeaux wine and just chilling out.
The weather was getting weirder as the day went on and so after having lunch we decided to head back home to Spain and just when we were in the middle of the highway, the fuel gauge of the car was blinking. We forgot to refuel the car while in Bordeaux, oops! I was hoping and praying that the car wouldn´t suddenly stop in the middle of the highway because I´m sure I´d be the one who´ll do the pushing because I don´t drive, hahaha! Thank God after about fifteen minutes of worrying and sweating like hell ( I was nervous!), we made it through the next gas station.This time I really promised to myself to bug the hubz to refuel the car right before taking a long trip and in the middle of the trip. Whew, that was close! Now leaving you with a door photo of l´eglise Sainte-Croix with the ornate and red colored door behind me:
|top(old)- Primark, jeans- Pimkie, bag- Longchamp le Pliage, shoes- Massimo Dutti|
Anyway, have a lovely weekend y´all and enjoy the summer season!
PS: Linking up with Renae, Rachel and Lena B, Lauren, Tara and Megan. Link with us! :)