30 November 2010
It's that time of year again when there are a lot of aching feet in Monaco.
'No Finish Line' is a charity 'run' in Monaco. It takes place over 8 days and the premise is simple - you pay 12 euros to enter and 10 euros for the hire of a microchip that is attached to your shoe. You grab a tee-shirt and then you walk, jog or run as often as you want over those 8 days. For every kilometre 1 euro is donated by the sponsors. The course is back and forth around one side of the port and the new digue (floating pontoon) and it's all in aid of charities for children. This year 6033 people took part, covered 168,992 kilometres and raised thousands of euros and doubtless got a lot fitter too!
29 November 2010
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26 November 2010
Let's have a bit of peace and quiet today. The Japanese Gardens on Avenue Princesse Grace are always a good place to visit when stressed!
If you've been following Menton Daily Photo you'll know I'm exhibiting for the first time at PhotoMenton. Please click on the link if you'd like to see the photos I chose - some of which have featured on Monte Carlo Daily Photo in the past.
25 November 2010
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18 November 2010
Monaco isn't all Belle Epoque hotels, super yachts and beautiful people. If you walk a few steps from the port you find small streets with interesting old buildings, speciality shops, family-run restaurants and people walking home with their shopping. The market on Place d'Armes is just above us to the left.
17 November 2010
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13 November 2010
This was taken at the Monaco Yacht Show. It was extraordinary to walk into this section and suddenly see this enormous 'world' whizzing around on the gigantic screen. All very high tech and that seems to be what Imtech Marine is about.
12 November 2010
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09 November 2010
There's an awful lot of fur on display in the shops this year. I'd like to think it's 'faux' but I fear it's the real thing.
There is a girl I know who would probably love this little Dior number. She's called Barbie of the Day and you can find her by clicking on the link.
08 November 2010
We've walked past the point of Cap Martin and are on the Promenade Le Corbusier. In the distance we see Monaco.
The smaller shot was taken from le rocher, looking down over Port Hercule and in the distance is Cap Martin - where I was standing to take the main photo. Beyond Cap Martin is Italy.
07 November 2010
Brigitte Bardot, screen icon and animal rights activist may run for the French presidency in France's 2012 elections. The 76 year old star of 'And God Created Woman' has been asked to stand by the Ecology Party. In a letter to Mr Sarkozy, she told the president that 'someone's voice is needed to defend animals as neither the Right nor the Left give a damn!'
Read more here - Daily Telegraph.
This painting of the star stands in the window of an art dealer in the Scala building in Monaco.
06 November 2010
05 November 2010
Crossing the Casino Gardens is always a pleasure and often a great place to grab a photo - a tree, a flower, people. And of course, with a camera in my hand, I often get handed a camera and asked to snap a couple or a family.
That's what happened a couple of days ago. Lovely Noriko asked if I would photograph her and her son in front of one of the fountains and afterwards I asked if I could repeat this on my camera and here it is. Noriko is Japanese and lives in Liguria which is across the border in Italy. And how adorable is her son Kaito!
04 November 2010
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02 November 2010
This guy was part of a football team made of up French firemen - in Monaco for a national game. Some of the players dragged this man forward, teasing him and telling me he looked like French actor, Jean Reno and insisting I photograph him. So I did.
01 November 2010
The solar-powered Bateau Bus is Monaco's most fun form of public transport. It takes off from the
Terminal Croisière (where the big cruise ships come in) and crosses Port Hercule every twenty minutes. And at only 1 euro it's probably the world's cheapest charter and a fabulous way to get up close and personal with the mega yachts in the harbour.
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