03 January 2013

The Winter Sporting - before it's knocked down ...

The is the Sporting d'Hiver (the Winter Sporting) which faces Casino Square.  It was built by the Société des Bains de Mer in 1932 in a monumental Art deco style, with large rooms and ten-metre-high ceilings and soon it willl be knocked down to make way for a new shopping complex.

It is probably no surprise that many Monaco residents are unhappy about this.

Click on the link to see what will replace it. As a nod to the beauty of the Art Deco, a part of the original interior is to be relocated to the basement. Pity about the rest ...

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