Everything you imagined in Monaco - and more
I've always been confused about this Tete du Chien.Am I missing something, or does this rock formation not look anything like a dog?A head, OK, maybe, just because it is round, but no muzzle or ears or anything of any dog I've ever seen.Unless this is some mixed breed I've never heard of (i.e. a blobface!), why is it called this?
When you look at the mountain from a distance, the shape is like a dog with a head. You don't see it in close-up as in this photo. However, he Dog's Head was a strategic military site over many turbulent centuries. The Occitan name is Testa promontory camp, or "end of the military camp," which is pronounced like testa can, "head dog." A little imagination can recognize the wave profile of a dog and validate this false etymology.
I got the above from Wikipedia, so let's hope it's right.
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