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Château Margaux in Bordeaux
On a recent trip to Bordeaux on assignment I had the opportunity to visit the famous estate of Château Margaux in Margaux, France.
While walking and taking photos of the stunning tree-lined alley leading to the entrance of the estate, I noticed this different angle. This is the alley of trees seen from the right side (if you are facing the Château) and we see the vineyards of Château Margaux in the foreground and Château Palmer in the village of d’Issan off in the distance.
Bordeaux is primarily a destination for one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions. In the coming years the TGV will reduce the time it takes to reach it from Paris from just over 3 hours to a hyper-fast 2 hours. The City of Bordeaux will be an easy day trip and there is a lot to discover in this interesting region, and of course LOTS of wine tasting to experience.
Technical Details – Canon 1Ds Mark II, 200mm, F 11, 1/250 shutter speed, ASA 100.
Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist who contributes a slice of life in Paris and beyond in a photo published in Sunday editions of BonjourParis.
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