Bordeaux is situated on the Garonne River, right in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is a port city and the 9th largest in France. The greater Bordeaux area is called Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux and is the fifth largest urban area in France behind Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Lille. It is the prefecture of the Gironde department and the capital of the Aquitaine region. Bordeaux is the biggest wine industry capital in France.
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Roller / Inline Skating in Northbrook Skatepark, Chicago, Illinois USA
In Northbrook, a Chicago suburb, you will come across one very popular skatepark, the Northbrook Skatepark, perfect for roller skating. It is one of the newest concrete parks in Chicagoland, where a totally different approach, considering other skateparks, has been used by the community for the building of this skatepark.
The spot is a part of a massive athletic complex with many other sport fields. The park has a spread out mellow area, which flows into deeper and deeper areas. The metal copings cover about 80% of the lip, while the rest is gone. In the middle you will meet a big hump, which kind of mimics a spillway.
Around the outskirts are some fun ledges, bumps and ramps. The bigger bowl is connected to the rest of the park by a channel, which is a rounded off hump. The lines are easy to find and you can keep your speed. The design of the park is wise, as it is a multiple skill level park. The runs usually end up petering out back in the end.
Features are divided into skate and urban. In the skate part there are a street course, a quarter pipe, a vertical ramp, the bowls and others and in the urban part there are rails, curbs and others. Northbrook Skatepark is worth a visit, in order to enjoy a nice session on your rollers.