01 February 2008

Theme Day: When people think of my city...


There are so many iconic images of Monte Carlo: the port with its luxury yachts, the casino, the Hôtel de Paris and the Monaco Grand Prix but probably it was Princess Grace - the beautiful American actress, Grace Kelly, who married Monaco's Prince Rainier - who really put it on the map.

Today is Theme Day with 136 participants from all over the world taking part. Do take time to visit them and see what other bloggers think is considered iconic about their cities.

Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA

41 comments:

jelvistar said...

Ah yes, the fairytale that came true. Nice choice!

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Sally said...

Of course they do! I always think of the Grimaldi curse......

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice choice, even the background (sun & mountains) says "Monaco."

santy said...

yes, the princess indeed!

btw, you are so lucky to have such blue sky!

edwin s said...

yes, i definitely think of the Grimaldi family.

isabella said...

What timeless beauty!

Ham said...

I wonder how many dreams she inspired in wannaba filmstars?

Chuck Pefley said...

Princess Grace certainly was a lovely lady. Thanks for reminding us!

lynn said...

Oh yes, absolutely, I thought she was wonderful. Beautiful, talented and very ladylike. A true Princess. Oh, i'm sad now.

Olivier said...

tres beau choix, Grace Kelly etait vraiment belle (et une superbe actrice)

Steffe said...

It's a beautiful place. On my only visit so far Stephanie had just released her record. Which I still have.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Good job on this one

alice said...

Oh yes, good choice. Nobody has forgotten her beauty.

Rambling Round said...

She was America's princess too! I love all her movies, but I think my favorite is "High Noon."

Kate said...

Good choice among so many possibilites! She was an elegant woman.

Bergson said...

un bon choix bien réalisé

Keropok Man said...

You forgot to mention Jilly!


Jilly reminds me of Monte Carlo! :-)

Sara said...

I would have to agree on this choice. I still have the postage stamps of their wedding! How awesome was that. Every little girl in the world knew with that marriage that "dreams can come true"!

Chris said...

She was such a beautiful woman, wasn't she? I think you hit it on the head!

zentmrs said...

But of course! Every girl's dream, to marry a Prince and live in a beautiful kingdom. Happy Theme Day!

Rose said...

You couldn't have picked a better photo!
Brilliant.

Kuanyin said...

Well done--perfect choice!

Denton said...

My wife would have thought of Princess Grace while I would have thought of the Monaco Grand Prix first.

J.A.Aldeia said...

Good choice, Jilly. The human factor counts!

Felicia said...

Monte Carlo DP and the city are full of grace! My first thought was of the casinos...shows where my minds at! :-P

American Fork said...

Very beautiful. I have enjoyed seeing all of your photos and getting to know Monte Carlo better.

Annie

Keith said...

Any of your choices would have been great but Princess Grace truly is extraordinary.

Southern Heart said...

Yes, that is who I think of...wasn't she such a classic beauty?

Uma por Dia said...

No doubt!! And formula 1 too.

Joy said...

I agree! Who can ever forget the day Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly got married?

joy
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lyliane said...

Elle était vraiment belle!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Ahh what a surprise for me! :)

After Wednesday's post I thought for sure you were going to show us something from the Grand Prix.

But you are quite right. Princess Grace really is probably who I think of when I think of Monaco.

brian said...

good choice! she was very beautiful, and i assume still popular there?

Dusty Lens said...

i too think of Grace Kelly. As a matter of fact, we just watchd teh movie, "To Catch a Theif" last week. Wat could be better than a Cary Grant movie with Grace Kelly? A Cary Grant movie with Grace Kelly filmed near Monaco.

Neva said...

Princess Grace....that says it all....nice photo.

Mitch said...

Good Choice!
- Mitch

Ben said...

I think you chose best of best from the topic. I normally say Monaco GP as a fan of race, but this is better.

sam said...

Somehow when I think of Manaco it is luxuary yachts and the Grand Prix. But Princess Grace will do very well - she also makes me think of the movie High Noon, where she starred with Gary Cooper.

Mo said...

Exactly what I think of! She was very lovely.

travelphilippines said...

gotta love princess grace...

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