Photo(s) of the Day: Bordeaux Cow Parade

The International “Cow Parade” is a public art exhibit that started in Zurich in 1998 and has spread to cities around the world since.  Local artists design and paint fiberglass cows — often in a way that depicts an area of local culture — and these pieces of art are placed around the city centre.   The exhibit is in Bordeaux from June 7th to September 30th, when they will be sold at an auction to benefit the Food Bank of Bordeaux. I scavenged the city to find as many of the 60 cows as I could.

Stilt walking is famous in the Landes region of France. The shepherds used to watch their flocks while standing on stilts to extend their field of vision, while townspeople often used them to traverse the soggy ground in their everyday activities.

About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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