03 March 2012

Fontvieille - Homage to Raymond Orfali

Fontvieille is the area of Monaco constructed, almost entirely, on land artificially reclaimed from the sea. It added 22 hectares to the area of the Principality and necessitated the use of 7.5 million cubic meters of earth and rock. After the work was finished in 1973 the actual construction of the buildings in Fontvieille began and this new quarter of the Principality started to develop.

This plaque is a hommage to Raymond Orfali, who was the chief engineer for the project from 1965 to 1971 instigated by the late Prince Rainier III, known as the 'Builder Prince.' (Click on the link to see a photo of Prince Albert II and Raymond Orfali at the inauguration of this plaque).


Anonymous said...

You've framed the angles and shadows very carefully and playfully here. Great photos both Jilly. I like the 'walk through' quality in the depth of field too.

Unknown said...

Gail and I enjoyed staying there, and hope to return sometime soon

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