31 July 2013

Oleanders on the beach

Love the white oleanders on Larvotto Beach.

30 July 2013

Blue Belt

Presumably this is a sort of floatation helt?  Really I don't know. Whether you can swim or not, I'd think it must be rather nice - just float and dream.

Note the cat on the earpiece of the headset - love it.

29 July 2013

Ni Box - over the sea

Ni Box is where adolescents go to play: there's a bowling alley, video games, a discoteque and Life Club which is for clubbers.  Now they have this area over the sea.

Ni Box is the white building on the right of the smaller photo.

28 July 2013

Lotus Land

The lotus has to be one of the most beautiful of flowers. 

Here it is in the Japanese garden and in all its stages of life:  the bud, the flower, and the beautiful seed pod emerging from the dead blossom.

27 July 2013

26 July 2013

Summer berries

Beausoleil market:

Summer berries - the strawberries were further along the stall ...

25 July 2013

Rookie of the Year ...

Rookie of the Year ... in Beausoleil.

24 July 2013

Courgettes as far as the eye can see ....

Courgettes (zucchini), with or without their flowers, for sale in Beausoleil's market. This sort are called 'trompette.' 

23 July 2013


There's an awful lot of things you CAN'T do on Larvotto Beach - so whilst you are not doing them, watch out for the sea urchins! Ouch!

22 July 2013

Japanese Garden - Walk with Me ...

A pretty walk-way in the Japanese Garden on Avenue Princesse Grace.

21 July 2013

Miami Plage - Piquant Oil

If you've ordered a pizza you'll need a bottle of piquant oil on the table.

It's good on lots of things - goats' cheese for instance. Yummy ... or Miam Miam as the French say.

20 July 2013

Miami Plage

Miami Plage, Larvotto Beach 

Goodness! How many glasses does that waiter have in his arms?

19 July 2013

The Japanese Garden

Cloud sits on the hills, it's hot and humid.  So a great place to cool down is in the peace  and tranquility of the beautiful Japanese gardens on Avenue Princesse Grace.

18 July 2013

Larvotto Beach - Raked

The beach is raked early every morning ready for the day's influx of bathers and sun-worshippers.

17 July 2013

Larvotto Beach before the crowds ...

Early yesterday morning on Larvotto Beach.  The loungers haven't yet been tidied, the parasols haven't been put up ... they soon will be though.

16 July 2013

Different Directions

'Life is not a one-way street. You can go in different directions, but be prepared for those people who act like they own the road.' 

~ Unknown

15 July 2013

Marble and Monte Carlo people ...

We're back in Monaco today at the coffee/lunch place on the lowest level of the Metropole centre.

The mixture of marble floors, elegant staircases and Monte Carlo people is always fascinating.

Note: I took these photos at the beginning of June when it was chilly here - hence the clothes.

14 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Soap

Market in Beaulieu

Look at all the wonderful choices you have if you simply want to buy a bar of soap.

13 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Spice

Indian spices for sale in Beaulieu's market seem appropriate to show you today as last night, Gorbio (the medieval village near Menton) was 'in Fete' to celebrate the opening of a major exhibition of Indian art 'The Year of India.'

Click on Menton Daily Photo to see the stunningly beautiful and expressive dancer of Bharatanatyam classical Indian dance,  Jessie Veeratapillay.

12 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - the Olive Oil Jar

A beautiful old olive oil jar sleeps next to an olive tree near to the port of Beaulieu.

11 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Heart for Sale

Hearts for sale in Beaulieu's Saturday market.

10 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - the Old Mail Box

It's great to see they are still using the old mail boxes in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. This one is tucked into a niche in a wall, not far from the port.

09 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Divers

A dinghy in the harbour of Beaulieu-sur-Mer.  Looks like these guys are pretty serious about it all - off to dive I'd imagine ... or perhaps to work on a project in the harbour?

08 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Rocks

Just sea and rocks.  Seems a peaceful something to look at on a Monday morning in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

07 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - the Market Square

The market square is a pretty one, fountains, old trees, delicate mini- balanconies with tall French windows.

06 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Villa Kérylos

The Greek Villa Kérylos at Beaulieu-sur-Mer is one of the most extraordinary monuments on the Riviera. Built between 1902 and 1908 in the period the French call the "Belle Epoque", it is a unique reconstruction of an ancient Greek home. 'Kérylos' means Halcyon, often identified as a kingfisher, a poetic mythical bird, considered to be a bird of good omen.

This is a tribute to Greek civilisation by two lovers of Ancient Greece, Théodore Reinach, an archaeologist and patron of the arts and Emmanuel Pontremoli, an inspired architect. 

Monte Carlo Daily Photo has visited this villa in the past, so if you are interested just type in Villa Kérylos into the Search box and all 13 entries will appear. (don't forget to type the accent on the 'e' else it won't appear)

05 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Colour!

 Handbags for sale in Beaulieu's Saturday market

'All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites.'

~ Marc Chagall

04 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - View from La Réserve

This is where you'll sunbathe and enjoy the view if you are lucky enough to stay at La Réserve. 

03 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Friendship

What would we woman do without our women friends?  We talk, we listen, we sympathise, we encourage - and vice versa.  I couldn't live without mine.

02 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Flaky

These lovely old shutters are in need of a few coats of paint.

01 July 2013

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - the Wash Down

This guy is standing almost on top of the boat he is cleaning.  So, instead of seeing the sea and surrounding yachts, we see some of Beaulieu's  beautiful villas on the hillside. Note the reflection.
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