25 May 2008

Monaco Grand Prix - Fangio


Monaco Grand Prix today! Monte Carlo is abuzz with excitement.

Today, another sculpture - this time of the late, great Juan Manuel Fangio. It stands on the corner of the Port of Monaco, not far from the Start/Finish line. Created by Joaquim Ros Sabate it was inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert in 2003. It depicts Fangio after he won the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1955 in a Mercedes Benz.

Stop press: Crazy race - rain, shine, crashes... --- and Hamilton WON! Rah! rah! rah! Go Lewis!

(Internet & phone still down. Hopefully up by Wednesday. Am posting from a cyber cafe - very sorry but can't comment for the moment but thank you so much for your comments. Will catch up as soon as poss).

6 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Juan Fangio--I remember the name...
How I would love to be where you are. MB

Gail's Man said...

I was surprised that it was raining in Monaco. I thought the principality had all year round sunshine.

Uma por Dia said...

Some people still ention Fangio here :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Apparently your favorite won :)

Very cool sculpture, though I must admit not knowing his name. Perhaps I should get out more ...

Louis la Vache said...

Ah, Fangio! "Louis" enjoyed reading about him in Car and Driver and Road and Track in his younger years! Thanks for bringing back good memories!

Marie-Noyale said...

I like very much what you did with that picture.
I knew the name ,but had never seen the real Fangio!!

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