31 May 2011

La Turbie


Let's leave the chaos of the Grand Prix for a few days and pop up to La Turbie, the charming medievale village above Monaco. La Turbie is best known for its extraordinary Trophée des Alpes, a sixth-century monument to the power of Rome but more of that another time...

So often, people think of La Turbie simply as an exit off the autoroute - the one between the Monaco and Menton exits. As you can see, it's so much more than that...

8 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This does look like a quiet and charming refuge from the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo.

Alex Went said...

Just beautiful - the scene AND the photo

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to your photos of La Turbie! I was there 2 years ago, but in a hurry. I have planned to go again next time by using the 1-€-bus-ticket! ;-))
Barbara from Germany

Julie said...

Yes, this is most attractive, Jilly. Especially with the sun striking it just so. And look at that pot on the RHS. That would cost a fortune to buy, to fill with soil. And to move it would require many strong, young men. Ahha ... now there is a method in that madness, I see.

Virginia said...

Oh I love this little scene J illy. I have enjoyed sitting and taking in all the details. It makes me want to visit with my camera even more!
V

Gailsman said...

I've taken my seat and ready for the gentle drive through this peaceful looking village.

Pierre BOYER said...

Magnifique...

Pierre

Rob and Mandy said...

Guess this photo could have been taken a century ago.

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