The Interesting #1: The Bordeaux Symbol

Behold Bordeaux’s official logo. I can’t decide if it looks more like the Klingons have invaded or the city would like to advertise itself as one big fallout shelter.  Surprisingly, it’s neither. Tor, font of much knowledge, informed us that the symbol is based on the observation that, as the river Garonne winds through Bordeaux, it takes the shape of a crescent moon. The symbol is a rif on that theme. And it pre-dates both Klingons and nuclear bombs, showing up as early as the 17th century, according to the city of Bordeaux webpage (www.bordeaux.fr).

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