31 December 2007

Prince Albert I

This statue, standing outside the Palais Princier on Le Rocher, was created in 1914 by Constant Roux in hommage to Prince Albert 1st of Monaco and to commemorate the 25th year of his reign.

Albert I, an eminent scientist and seaman, was the creator of the magnificent Monaco Oceanographic Museum and also the Paris Oceanography Institute. He was the great-grandfather of the current Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert II.


Curly said...

Very best wishes and a happy New Year to you too, (and Albert)

from South Shields Daily Photo

smilnsigh said...

Magnificent! As I can see all your photos are.

Thank you so much for stopping by my City Daily Photo blog and leaving a comment... {On "Lucy," the cute French bulldog}. I thus have found your lovely blogs.

Wishing you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year of 2008!

Saratoga Spgs. NY US

Sally said...

What's the blank shield thingie? Have left a longer message on Menton . . . Happy New Year!!!

Isadora said...

:) It is a great statue, but my smile is for the round belly of the female form. I'm feeling better already!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Mo said...

Very nice, Happy New Year.

Chris said...

Albert started the oceanographic institutes in both MC and Paris? Very interesting. I need to update myself on the history of Monaco to better understand the relationship between France/Italy/Monaco.

Happy New Year!

Southern Heart said...

Beautiful photo, Jilly...and interesting history, too!

Happy New Year,


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