01 March 2010

Theme Day: Passageway...through the Winter Sporting


The Winter Sporting is a building with an entrance on Avenue Princess Alice, opposite the Hotel Hermitage. The other entrance is on the Casino Gardens and these photos show the passageway from one to the other. The Sporting d'Hiver is an Art Deco building that houses Monaco's cinema, several art galleries, a coffee shop and so on. Recently there was talk of it being demolished but there was such a hue and cry that happily we've heard no more about it.

In the main photo we are looking towards the gardens and in the smaller photo, in the opposite direction, with the cinema - out of shot - to the left.

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11 comments:

Virginia said...

Much much too lovely to demolish. I'm glad it's been spared. Odd name for this building though.
V

Steffe said...

Glad that those demolishing plans were abandoned. Sounds like a great place to spend a few hours.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

An excellent choice - wonderful reflections and the two figures in the background add a great focal point.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Bergson said...

brillant choix pour ce thème

Carraol said...

It looks something to preserve, great capture of this luminous passage!

V Rakesh said...

Wow! How could someone think of demolishing such wonderful creations!

Great pictures!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In the top photo, the store on the left appears to have paper over the windows. Could such a prime location be vacant?

Maybe you could persuade the shopping mall owners to let you have the space to open a dog sitting and grooming service. You should offer a percentage lease where you do not have to pay any rent except a share of the profits. And you could tell them that you will increase the foot traffic to their shopping center because so many people will want to come look at those Riviera dogs through the window.

B SQUARED said...

It would be a shame to lose this building.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful passageway. I can't imagine even one thought of destroying it.

Deden said...

very shiny picture.. must be a great building and complete place to visit.. I don't understand why it have to be demolished..
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glenda said...

Quite a unique passageway. I think Dave has a good idea.

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