18 February 2007

A giraffe in Monaco?


January is when the circus comes to Monte Carlo. It's held in the Big Top in Fontvielle, which is the area of Monaco reclaimed from the sea. During the day you can wander around looking at the animals which are kept in enclosures just outside the tent. Here you see one of two giraffes against a backdrop of the hills above. Princesse Stephanie has always had a passion for the circus and it is her job to check the condition of the animals each day. I tried to take a photograph of her rushing about but she is too quick and too experienced at dodging nosey photographers, especially amateur ones like me.

3 comments:

Oya said...

A giraffe is good enough with or without a Princess. I do hesitate to take peoples pictures. They get nervous. But giraffe would not mind to pose, I suppose:)I like this picture a lot...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice picture and interesting information about a fairy tale land that I know so little about. Princess Grace put that kingdom on the map for me a long time ago. I am glad they are concerned about the welfare of animals. So few are.

PPL said...

Belle photo.

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