19 December 2009

Snow in Casino Square!


Snow in Monte Carlo! Such a rare occurrence and what luck that my friend, Maggie Calkins, a professional photographer who lives in Monaco, whizzed out to Casino Square after midnight last night and took these great shots.

In fact, we get a double whammy - snow and part of the ever-changing light show in Casino Square.

Thanks Maggie so much for permission to publish these.

Meanwhile, I'm snowed in at Gorbio, just above Menton. Click on the link to take a look.

16 comments:

Julie said...

Magical to see the snow slanting in like this, Jilly.

Anonymous said...

I already wanted to ask you if there was a Christmas tree on Casino Square... Now I see that it's full of Christmas trees! :-)) Very nice!
Christmas trees and "purple rain"...
Thanks for showing us!
Barbara from Germany

Leif Hagen said...

These are magical, fantastic, snowy photos! The Christmas trees are lovely with the different colored lights shining on them! Bravo! Merry Christmas in advance!

Rambling Round said...

Wow! I didn't know you ever got snow. These are beautiful photos!

Nadege said...

Photos of a true white Christmas. Beautiful and exciting!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is magical. This must be the same weather system that snowed in Paris, which they showed on the news. Julie and I were in Paris once when it snowed and it was just delightful. I assume that the snow did not remain in Monaco for long, and that it never stuck to the streets to mess up driving.

Virginia said...

Dare I utter the words Disney World? HA IT's like an enchanted castle. How spectacular. Thanks to your friend for sharing with us. Now to go see your house. What on earth do the dogs think??
V

Tash said...

wonderful, wonderful! amazing photos.

glenda said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

maria said...

Many thanks to Maggie for taking these pictures!!

Wow indeed!

Sharon said...

Wow, I'm glad your friend let you share these photos. They are truly magical. If this doesn't put you in a holiday spirit, nothing will.

Blognote said...

Thanks Maggie and Jilly for showing these magical colours to us!

Chuck Pefley said...

So wonderful with the added ambiance of snow!

Gail's Man said...

I hope the snowflakes got permission from the prince to be allowed to settle in MC!
At least we're getting a bit now. The rest of the country has had lots, but Nottingham appears to have missed out.

sophie said...

When I moved to the cote d'azur, I had to remind myself that the narrow, steep, winding roads weren't as treacherous as they seemed because it didn't snow there . . . and then there was a huge snowstorm, which made the Riviera look more like a ski village as everyone dressed for the snow.

Maggie's images brought back my memories of that freak snowstorm, two decades ago, and made me smile. Merci bien.

sophie

Nathalie said...

Congratulations Maggie and thank you for letting Jilly show us these wonderful and truly exceptional photos.

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