31 December 2011

The End of the Year...

If you are celebrating tonight, have a wonderful time! Perhaps you'll visit Port Hercule where you'll see these two performers.

Happy New Year to everyone and let's hope this suffering world of ours finds peace and some common sense in 2012.

30 December 2011

The Ice Hockey Player

This little boy obviously intends to be an ice-hockey player when he grows up.

The last photo shows the ice rink in part sun and part shade. It must be such fun to skate with all those mega yachts in the background although I doubt the local kids even notice.

29 December 2011

One Boy, Two Shadows

A boy glides across the ice at Port Hercule - one boy, two shadows...

28 December 2011

Time for Tea

Mid-afternoon - time for tea, a hot chocolate or perhaps a glass of vino. The terrace of the Café de Paris is always a good choice as you can watch the world go by at the same time. As it does on Casino Square...

27 December 2011

The Frescoes

The facade of the Hôtel Hermitage was hidden from view for months and months earlier this year whilst the frescoes were being restored.

Here you see a tiny part of the finished result on one side of the building. Beautiful detail - no wonder it took so long.

26 December 2011

Girls and Boys Go Out to Play...

Christmas Fair on Port Hercule:

Some little girls love whizzing around on the swings and some little boys get dizzy and cry.

25 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

The windows of the Lanvin shop in Casino Square seem particularly apt to wish you a Happy Christmas!

And to say a big 'thankyou' to you, the loyal readers of Monte Carlo Daily Photo. I so appreciate all your visits, comments and encouragement. Have a wonderful day!

24 December 2011

Christmas at the Metropole Centre

Christmas at the Metropole Shopping Centre. The café you see on the lower level is where I took THIS PHOTO a couple of days ago.

23 December 2011

Bank Decor

A British bank in Monaco - hence the Monegasque flag and the Union Jack.

22 December 2011

Wine Time

This looks like a good idea after a morning's Christmas shopping. We are at the café on the lower floor of the Metropole centre.

21 December 2011

McDonald's in Monaco

A lot of people are surprised to discover there is a McDonald's in Monaco. It's in Fontvieille above the supermarket complex.

20 December 2011

Reindeers in Monaco?

You don't really expect to see a reindeer walking around Monte Carlo, do you?

19 December 2011

The Frozen Swimming Pool

In winter the swimming pool on Port Hercule is turned into an ice rink.

18 December 2011


At the Christmas Fair on Port Hercule people love to pose for photos with these tall white creatures ...

17 December 2011

Waffles at the Christmas Fair

Churros yesterday, waffles today at the Christmas Fair on Port Hercule.

16 December 2011


Churros. The guy is tasting the dipping sauce and perhaps wondering what it is...

The Christmas Fair on the port has all sorts of food that isn't typically French.

Actually I don't know what a churro is either!

15 December 2011

McLaren or Triumph?

Casino Square was a car-watchers paradise the other day. There was either a car fair on in Monaco or perhaps a special auction.

The sexy shiny black number above is a McLaren and the old car in the smaller photo is a Triumph.

Which do you prefer?

14 December 2011

Waiting for the Night

Waiting for the Night: Christmas lights on the way to Casino Square.

13 December 2011

Winter Blues

Port Hercule in December. Winter is often the best time...

12 December 2011

Christmas Fair - the Big Wheel

There's a Christmas Fair on at the port - loads of rides for kids, every sort of food to buy and eat on the spot.

And the big wheel. I'll go up in it one day - the views will be great.

11 December 2011

10 December 2011

Avenue 31

'Avenue 31' is a brasserie on Avenue Princess Grace near the Grimaldi Forum. Modern, good fresh food. This window near the entrance is decorated with wine bottles - empty of course...

09 December 2011


I've always loved this sculpture of Ulysses by Anna Chromy but I'm used to seeing it in Menton where it is cast in bronze/verdigris. This colour is wonderful.

Here it stands on the corner of Port Hercule above the yacht club.

08 December 2011

The Washerwoman

La Grand Laveuse (the Washerwoman) - by Renoir - Guino 1917. It stands in the Parc Paysager of Fontvieille.

07 December 2011

Larvotto in Winter - 2

A brave couple willing to brave a chilly December sea.

06 December 2011

Larvotto in Winter

December - and Larvotto beach is almost empty.

Look carefully though, and you can see a lone swimmer in the lower centre of the photo. Rather him than me...

05 December 2011

Morning at Fontvieille

'Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.'
Emily Dickinson

04 December 2011

Wedding in the Sun - the Red Hat

Our last day at the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat wedding and how about a guest in a red hat... Actually I think they are called something else when they are small like this? Don't forget - this wedding took place in September, hence the bare shoulders and tan - not that there aren't people still swimming in the sea in Monaco, as you'll see over the next days.

There seemed to be a change of plan as to who held the bride's train. In the lower photo the bridesmaids are in charge and then, when the bride finally entered the church, it was the three pageboys who assisted her.

Long life and happiness to the bride and groom.

Tomorrow - back to Monaco.

03 December 2011

Wedding in the Sun - the iPhone Photographer

Only a short while ago, this scene wouldn't have been possible.

02 December 2011

Wedding in the Sun - the Mother of the Bride's Shoes

The mother of the bride - all in blue right down to those brand-new incredibly high heels. Imagine all the stress involved in a daughter's wedding and then she has to walk in these...

01 December 2011

Wedding in the Sun - Part of the Action

One of the pageboys looks as if he wants part of the action!


Today is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo group and the subject is 'action' - Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

30 November 2011

Wedding in the Sun - the Beautiful Bride

Meet the beautiful bride and she really is beautiful!

The couple waited at the steps to the church and greeted everyone before going inside for the ceremony. A different way of going about things to the UK for example.

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