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PostSubject: Bordeaux's WoD   Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:51 pm

Alright, now that all NPC are settled, here is where you're going to play :

Clic Me, I'm a wiki-link !
Don't worry, you do not need to know this stuff, I'll sum it up for you guys Wink




Bordeaux has 11 neibourhoods, but we will hand out mostly in 5 of them (on the map, they are 1, 2, 3, 4 and Grand Parc). Everything else is peripheria, very residential, and non historical. For instance, Le Lac is basicly a huge mall with an industrial parc (you know, big highways, enormous IKEA shop, more grocery mega stores that you can imagine.. and only accessible by car !)
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:32 pm

Bordeaux's Opera is called The Grand Theater. It's huge and there are plays all the time, so the name fits right, right ?
The place just in front of the entrance is called La Place de la Comédie (which still quite fits, right ?).


Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, is a Theatre in Bordeaux, France, first inaugurated on 17 April 1780.
The Theatre was designed by the architect Victor Louis (1731-1800), who was selected for the task by winning the famous Grand Prix de Rome. Louis was also famous for designing the galleries surrounding the gardens of the Palais Royal, and the Théâtre Français in Paris.
The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux was conceived as a temple of the Arts and Light, with a neo-classical facade endowed with a portico of 12 Corinthian style colossal columns which support an entablature on which stand 12 statues that represent the nine muses and three goddesses (Juno, Venus, and Minerva).
In 1871 the theatre was briefly the National Assembly for the French Parliament.
The inside of the theatre was restored in 1991, and once again has its original colours of blue and gold. The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux is one of the oldest wooden frame opera house in Europe not to have burnt or required rebuilding.

Today the theatre is home to the Opéra National de Bordeaux, as well as the Ballet National de Bordeaux.


(thanks, English wiki !)


As you guessed it, this is a pure Toreador creation for Toreador needs, deeds, influences and interests.
Gosuin kept it as the main Elyseum because of the Revolutionnary symbol it held, but also as a political strategy to keep non political affiliated Toreadors as allies (or at least, not enemies).
Every 18th building in downtown Bordeaux is being taken care of with real means and ressources since the 1990's. It's mostly the Toreador Primogen's initiative.


The Elyseum is opened when needed for extraordinary meetings, but for moundain questions and when to be social, it's once per week (on Sundays).

The Theatre itself is most of the time closed, the place serving as Elyseum is the Deambulatoire only (it's huge enough !).
















Don't mind the guys talking, just think for your eyes. The Kindred Elyseum is what you guys see at 2:27.

Here's a picture :



For Sunday nights, ghouls and servants prepare the Déambulatoire with tall round tables and seats.
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:08 pm

About the Regent Grand Hotel, the Hotel as a website, and IN ENGLISH !


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The room the Tremere use for receptions and for meetings, is Le Foyer, one of the receptions rooms of the Hotel (which is sometimes booked for wedding lunches).


Because it's a hotel, Kindred and kine enter and leave as they wish at anytime, except for Le Foyer when it's Kindred used, the staff of the hotel doesn't let enter mortals. Probably a ritual.


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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:08 pm

I've made you guys a map !


Alright, it's huge, so Clic me !

I've marked some places of interest :

Saint Catherine street is the huge commercial, pedestrian street. The closer to the Grand Theatre, the more expensive and "elitist" it gets (huge french brands, Lacoste, Levis, Celio, Converse, Lafayette galleries..). The closer to the Victoire plaza, the cheaper it gets (market-clothing, second hand video games, underground kind of clothing, hippy clothing).
Clic me to have a look

The Victoire plaza is right in front of El Bodegon. That is where the Medecine university is (on the east side of the plaza), but there are no campuses. There's also a huge Mc.Donalds. La Victoire is where you say to your university friends "after school let's meet and hang out". Universities are all south from there, up to the suburbs' campuses, so when they come to hang out Downtown, they get down the bus and tramway in Victoire. It's also where strikes begin.
This picture has been taken from El Bodegon (so, facing north).


For high school students, it'll be on Saint André Cathedral (the plaza is called Pey-Berland), as it's closer to their schools, but also there are benches and many can skate on that plaza. It's also where people switch tram-way lines, and where tourist hangs out to see the Catheral.
Clic me, I'm the PeyBerland plaza !

It can be also Gambetta, where you can shop soem books at Virgin, sit on the little park, take buses that go all West and North Bordeaux, and eat a (quite cheap) kebab


Between Gambetta and la Place de la Bourse, it's also a shopping street, like Sainte Catherine, but maybe for older people (Hermes, Façonnable..).
Place de la Bourse is part of the docks, that had huge work done on, so people can walk around them, to some skating, bike, and have fun.
This is place de la bourse, facing south (to the left there's the river)

here are the new docks


Saint Eloi church, with the Big Bell, is what was the old Tremere Chantry until the end of the second World War. Lyle Kersten's first action was to move the Chantry into the Regent Grand Hotel. It's rumored to have neo nazi, hard core Catholic reunions in it's caves, and the Catholic Church do not use this church for offices.
Here's a picture of Saint eloi with the Big Bell


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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Thu May 19, 2011 7:20 am

Oh I sound soooo wrong !
So, I was on my way to get beauty products when I saw it was like 20°C outside. So I took my video camera out with me ! I started north and walked on to the south, either filming or taking pictures.

Quinconces :




The Regent Grand Hotel and the Grand Theatre




Pey-Berland and the Cathedral






Here are also some of the pictures I took, with the places and angle I took them from :


The map of the pictures, clic me !


Picture 1:
 

Picture 2:
 

Picture 3 (the arch you see all the way down the street is the arch from Victoire plaza):
 

Picture 4:
 

Picture 5:
 

Picture 6 (the arch in the end is the one that leads to Gambetta Plaza):
 

Picture 7 (the end of the street is Place de la Bourse):
 

Picture 8:
 

Picture 9:
 

Picture 10:
 



Some more pictures, of google street view Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sat May 21, 2011 10:41 am


Once you've lived in France for a couple of weeks straight, there is one word you learn, curse and adore : La grève
Bordeaux being a little more conservative, smaller and richer than other French big cities, it has less local strikes. But when there is a national movement, Bordeaux is about third in people showing their disapproval (after Paris and Marseille).

But they happen, not only in front of the companies (Ford, for instance, but not only), but also against the government's policies (both local and national), to support hostages, to show solidarity with other cities (magistrates, for instance)...


Keeping people outside of the city hall (or inside !)


Blocking the Tramway on the docks


Highschool students in action



There is a common joke in Bordeaux about the Classics, Linguistics, Arts and History university (which is known as "Bordeaux 3" or "University Michel de Montaigne"), since it's always the one going for the most strikes, the most marches, as they are the most insecure about their future (having a Master degree in History doesn't offer as much opportunities as in Laws, don't they). So, if the university has to shut down because of students and professors on strike, it will be. Blocus will happen. And exams will be rescheduled. The idea is that most students have about 15-20 hours of class per week, and with about 6 months of true courses (October-April), so it gives them much time to think about the future, about how hard it is to get a job, about life. So Bordeaux 3 students are ALWAYS leading any march possible against about everything they can, they are mostly left wing (if not anarchists or communists), and they outnumber all other universities. Except maybe, the "pro-life" few marches that happen every now and then.

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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:30 pm

Yay, more stuff !
Heritage Day (Patrimony days) open a bunch of places for us curious little people to go in and film and takes pictures of everything Very Happy

So.. Here are randomly put together everything I took. I mostly filmed so you guys could have a good understanding of the distances and stuff Wink




Notre-Dame de Bordeaux :
(behind the regent Grand Hotel)






Grand Théâtre

I filmed the Deambulatoire >_>





And one little more for the lulz and culture;)





Saint André Cathedral











Saint Pierre Church





Other random places (mostly walks !)





I'll edit with moaaaar, because Long uploads are long Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:05 pm

Okay, this is one link of all albums, I tagged most of them as much as I could <_<

My albums Very Happy

Here are also the Youtube Channel I created. Don't mind my favs, it's pure randomness.

Don't hesitate to share and show around, nor to comment ! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:34 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:12 pm

That's a link btw, somehow she managed to make a link look like normal text unless you hover above it with your mouse.
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:16 pm

I underlined it now Smile

No links are underlined in this forum with the url tags Smile I should edit everything and add all u, /u thingies Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:08 pm

I just know to check for a link when Claudia posts something new.
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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:23 pm



Better ? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bordeaux's WoD   Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:04 pm

Future maps will, of course, list Duncan's first haven in Bordeaux as a historical landmark.  Smile
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