25 May 2012

Monaco Grand Prix - the Stands



If you are a Formula One fan you can't but be excited as you enter the stands - massive steel structures that, from this viewpoint, mask the harbour.  The stand in the smaller photo faces the pit lane (its back to the sea) and the third photo gives you an idea of the security involved - this is the base of the long stand that faces the harbour, just before the swimming pool.





7 comments:

Nikon said...

Great photo design, Jilly.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I respect the pageantry and spectacle of Formula 1, but one has to be a dedicated fan to appreciate it live from a spectator standpoint, if one actually intends to follow the race.

If a fan is sitting in these stands, you get to see (and hear) the cars as the zoom by, but then you can't see them again until the next lap, when the zoom by again.

And they make it somewhat difficult to spot which driver is zooming past because each team has two cars that are exactly the same, except for the number, which is not always easy to see.

Jilly said...

Dave it's changed if you didn't see the enormous - enormous! - screens all over the place so fans can see what is going on elsewhere in the race, even in the tunnel. I remember watching from a balcony over the port, when Jenson Button had a problem in the tunnel and there it was on the big screen and so we knew why the race had been stopped - that was a couple or three years ago now. Can't remember exactly when.

domino said...

The gp of monaco is always great, because there is a lot more to see then cars only. Lots of artists, political people, sport people come and say "hi" to each other. It is a social event.

Christopher Frost said...

Let battle commence.

Hope you get a good position to show us some great shots Jilly

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a place to be. Love your shots!

Andy Lees said...

Our friends were in the very grandstand over the weekend, in the smaller photo, facing pit lane - they loved it, texting us back home in Scotland, and making us very jealous :-)

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