Photographer's Note

Rue Mably is a street in the centre of Bordeaux; it runs between Place du Chapelet (immediately behind me at this point) and Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

The large elegant building that occupies most of the left side is Cour Mably, named for the philosopher Gabriel Bonnot de Mably. The courtyard (French cour) and adjoining chapter-house were parts of a Dominican convent built in 1684.

It later became the public library of Bordeaux and in 1790 during the French Revolution hosted one of the main political groups - Les Girondins. In 1994 the building was completely restored and is now used as an exhibition centre.

Outside stands the statue of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya who died in Bordeaux in 1828 at the age of 82.

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