21 April 2007

Harbour of Cap d'Ail


This is the small port of Cap d'Ail - taken from an apartment in Monaco. In the distance you can just see Cap Ferrat. Ail is garlic in French - although I'm not sure of the signifance of the name in this case. Perhaps one time garlic was grown here. Now they grow apartments.

Lili writes -

'Ail is not garlic in this meaning in Cap d'Ail, but the distortion of the Latin word apicula (=abeille = bee) - during centuries the Cap d'Ail flag has some bees on it, too.'

Thanks so much for this clarification, Lili which is great to know.

8 comments:

RamblingRound said...

Beautiful scenic view

isabella said...

Maybe they smell better ;-)

Lovely view!

Felicia said...

I could wake up to this view! Do the apartments have balconies or just big windows?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful view.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Kuanyin said...

Do these boats leave the harbor very often?

Kate said...

Wow! I love the photo and the scene of water and boats, lots of boats!!

lv2scpbk said...

what a wonderful photo.

LaPtitLili said...

ail is not garlic in this meaning in cap d'ail, but the distortion of the word latin apicula (=abeille = bee) during centuries
the cap d'ail flag has some bees on it, too
cordially
*Lili

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