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The Clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

By Invisiblebordeaux
The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2You may have just finished exploring the first set of clocks compiled by Invisible Bordeaux. But still there are more, starting with this lovely timepiece to be seen at Barrière Saint-Genès.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

This clock gave its name to the café that it presides over: Café de l'Horloge.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

The main façade of Saint-Jean station comprises three identical clocks. Thankfully, they are all reassuringly on time. 

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Inside the station proper, two magnificent clocks watch over proceedings at all times.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

In the station concourse, this pragmatic, minimalist Bodet clock enables travellers to time things down to the very last second.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Another Bodet clock can be seen on Cours Victor-Hugo above the entrance to a Carrefour Market on a building still known to many as la Maison Dorée.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

A Bodet design has also been embedded into the exterior of the Palais de Justice on Place de la République. This clock is currently out of order.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

This classic clock is to be seen outside Palais Rohan, the city hall.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

This more minimalist affair can be seen atop the Caisse d'Épargne building on Place Paul-Doumer.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Taking minimalism one step further is this clock on the corner of the Bourse du Travail building on Cours Aristide-Briand. The clock is currently frozen in time.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Also currently out of order is this clock on the municipal library building opposite Capucins food market.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Another clock which has stopped is on Sainte-Eulalie church.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Crazy building, crazy clock. There was never going to be anything conventional about the timepiece on the Bastide quarter's Maison Cantonale!

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

Sacré-Cœur church's steeples feature not one but two clocks. The 24-hour dial on the left was designed so that railway workers living in the vicinity instantly knew whether it was AM or PM. The 24-hour clock, which has already been featured on the blog, is functioning perfectly: it was 09:10 when I was there.

The clocks of Bordeaux 2/2

And we'll finish up on Place Stalingrad and a clock that got away, but which is clearly visible bottom right, which shows the Alcazar music hall theater in the early 1900s. Time's up!

All of those lovely clocks have also been stuck back-to-back in this short motion picture. Sit back and enjoy!

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