09 March 2007

Vista Palace Hotel + skydiver

Okay, I know this photograph isn't very sharp but it was taken from a long way away with a little Canon Ixus. What surprised me, when I saw it on screen is the sky diver - not that a sky diver is a suprise as they jump off Mont Agel all the time - it's a popular sport around here. I was surprised tho, 'cos I didn't see the sky diver thru the view finder. So I apologise for the photo being rather fuzzy but thought you might like to see what people do to have fun around here. The building is the Vista Palace Hotel, which is at Roquebrune Cap Martin and is 333 metres above Monaco. From the other side, it looks rather like a ship. The view from this hotel is spectacular - taking in Menton and Italy on one side and Monte Carlo and beyond on the other. This is where you stay when you've got pots of money, folks. Do take a look at their website. I took this photograph from the Place des Moulins in Monaco.


angela said...

A friend and her husband spent a weekend there celebrating a special anniversary. She said it was amazing because it seems like there's nothing between you and the sea.
Looking at your photo, Jilly, that's probably true enough...

Anonymous said...

Wow. It is a beautiful picture. The picture looks hazy rather than being fuzzy. Maybe it is my old eyes. I would never have seen the sky diver.

I wonder how they ever came up with that name They are not really diving into the sky or towards the sky, they are, rather, diving towards the ground but I guess "ground diving" doesn't have that heavenly ring to it.

I hope you can take a look at my 1954 picture of a boat I took in Shipgama, Japan. Kodak color film had just come out and I didn't hink it would last.

Go to http://www.oldmanlincoln.com/ and scroll down to the last picture.

Jilly said...

Angela, yes, I've had champers in that wonderful bar up there and it's true - ain't nuffin' between you and sea and the view.

Abraham, yes, it was a hazy day that day - I'd assumed it was because I don't have a camera with an amazing zoom, as do you. So am very pleased you have commented. I'll try that short but from the other side of the hotel one day - ie from Menton direction. the hotel is much nearer to Monaco than Menton tho.

That's a marvellous photo in Shiogama and what an interesting story that Kodak had just come out with colour film. Goodness, so much progress since those days but you know, I adore those old black and white photographs. It rather like listening to plays on the radio. You swear the heroine (or whoever) is wearing red, yet's it's radio. Imagination. That's what counts.

Jilly x

Jilly said...
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Chuckeroon said...

Abe's right about "ground diving" not quite fitting!!!

And...you don't need a flashy camera to tak great photos.

Dsole said...

Oh it seems to me that this Hotel is a little bit... bent!?
What do you think?

isa said...

To me it looks hazy but in a good way (not like in LA when they call it a fog, but it's really pollution ;-)
So Jilly, since you've led such an amazing life, have you ever sky-dived?

Jilly said...

Dsole, it does look bent, doesn't it? Seems to be OK when viewed from the other side. Will take a pic from other side one day. It's all to do with the rock foundations, I suppose.

And Isabella, no, I've never skydived but I'd love to have a go. Have you?

And Mr. Richmond-upon-Thames Gentleman - who always makes laugh - thankyou for kind comment.

Jilly x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful shot...well captured!
It may not be sharp but it is a very detailed shot...well done!

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