01 September 2008

Theme Day: Sister Cities


Monte Carlo doesn't have a sister city - but it does have a piece of another city within the Principality. Outside the new railway station is this large piece of the Berlin Wall depicting the dove of peace. You see this moving piece of history, behind glass, below.

There are 148 City Daily Photo bloggers from all around the world taking part in today's theme. Why not pay some of them a visit and view their sister city or see how they have interpreted the subject.


18 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful photo and post. MB

USelaine said...

That's lovely! I saw two sections of the wall displayed in Budapest, but the art was far more graffiti-like.

Willits doesn't have a sister city yet either, but arranging a cultural exchange relationship with Monte Carlo would certainly wobble the earth a bit, don't you think?

Laurie said...

What a great image to choose for today's Theme Day.

And hey -- I want to get in line for that cultural exchange program...

angela said...

I've never seen this. I'll look next time I'm in MC. I'm amazed that Monte Carlo doesn't have a twin..

Kuanyin Moi said...

Beautiful photo!

Sally said...

That's really really interesting!

Virginia said...

I think MC got an exceptional portion of the wall. Thanks for showing it to us today. I am still in love with yesterdays balcony! I am sneaking another peek right now!

Hyde DP said...

I too am amazed that Monte Carlo hasn't got a twin but this theme day has revealed many amazing facts when I thought it might have been quite boring (and haven't visited very many as yet)

alice said...

A very nice idea, Jilly, to illustrate links between cities...

PJ said...

Who knew that Theme Day would take us so many unexpected places? Someone was either operating on great faith or had great insight, or both. You really nailed it, Jilly.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great post. But a reason that Monaco does not have a sister city has been overlooked. You would need a sister country, not just a sister city.

Maybe San Marino would be an appropriate choice for a sister country. I've never been there, though, so this is just a guess.

Mo said...

Now that's interesting. Was the piece of wall a gift to the city?

Jilly said...

David

In theory Monte Carlo is the city and Monaco is the country, but I take your point!

And yes, Mo it was a gift. The smaller photograph shows a tablet mentioning who gave it to Monaco.

Rambling Round said...

Now, this is really interesting! Beautiful photo too.

Kim said...

Jilly, I see everyone is an opportunist to become a sister with Monte Carlo! :-) Can you blame them?

This is not only clever of you, but so beautiful. It's the first I've heard of the distribution of pieces of the wall to various places. A lovely theme interpretation,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Halcyon said...

Nice! My husband is from Berlin (the West) so I've seen what's left of the original wall. It's pretty interesting. I think they change the graffiti every so many years.

Coltrane_lives said...

Merci!

Kate said...

I'm sorry that I didn't get to your blog yesterday, but since Labor Day is the last day of the MN State Fair, we took our granddaughter there instead of enjoying all the Sister Cities' photos.

You chose a good alternative photo for the day!

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