28 February 2014

The Antique Car Museum

The entrance to HSH Prince Rainier's collection of old cars in Fontvieille.  Here is a Mclaren Mercedes Formula One sports car.

27 February 2014


Grimaldi Forum forecourt

'It's never too late to have a happy childhood.'  ~Berke Breathed

26 February 2014

Grimaldi Forum

There are always interesting angles to photograph on the forecourt of the Grimaldi Forum. You can just see the heads of walkers and joggers in the background - they are on the walkway below.

25 February 2014

Purple and Viiolet and Pink.

Purple and violet and pink.  What the well-dressed rollerblader is wearing in Monaco.

24 February 2014

The Bees are a-buzzing...

Rosemary tumbles over a wall alongside St. Nicolas' Church in Fontvieille.  We have sunshine, we have rosemary, we have bees a-buzzing. Spring can't be far away ...

23 February 2014

The Port of Fontvieille and the Tunnel

This is the edge of the port of Fontvieille and the tunnel that runs under le rocher (where you find the Palace, the Oceanographic Museum and so on).  If you drive thru this tunnel you come to the main port of Monaco, Port Hercule. 

This photo is so typical of Monaco. Extreme beauty alongside roadworks, or massive cranes looming into the sky.

22 February 2014

Upside-down steeple

The steeple of St. Nicolas' church in Fontvieille, reflected in a puddle.

21 February 2014

The False Pepper Tree

We are on the lowest terrace (behind the casino) looking towards Cap Martin and beyond that, Menton and Italy.

20 February 2014

Waiting for the Lotus

Waiting for the lotus.  The pots you see on the upper right are filled with lotus plants waiting to burst into leaf and then glorious flower.  The crazy patterns are reflections of apartment buildings on Avenue Princesse Grace.

19 February 2014

Reflections at the Grimaldi Forum

Apartment buildings along Larvotto reflected in the sloping windows of the Grimaldi Forum.

18 February 2014

Pebble in the Brook

'The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone.' 

~ Japanese proverb.

17 February 2014

Locked-in Love

Padlocked love.  I've never seen these before in Monte Carlo. I wonder if the authorities will leave them as they do in other towns and cities.

16 February 2014

Japanese Garden - the Greens and the Blues

If you can't cope with the madness of the Menton Lemon Festival or the Nice Carnival, take a stroll in the Japanese Gardens of Monaco.  You'll soon de-stress and relax.

15 February 2014

Larvotto beach

Larvotto beach yesterday morning at 9h.00.

14 February 2014

Happy Valentines - Coo like the pigeons!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Go on ... coo like the pigeons!

13 February 2014

Waiting for summer

The beach at La Roses des Vents.  Waiting for summer - spring will do ...

12 February 2014


'Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession.  Friendship is never anything but sharing.' - Elie Wiesel

11 February 2014

Piglet and Pooh on Larvotto

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”

―  A.A.Milne, Winne-the-Pooh  

10 February 2014

The Big Jetty

Today, we're on the top level of the relatively new 'digue' or jetty, which is where the massive cruise liners tie up. If memory serves, this structure was towed from Portugal where it was made.

Meanwhile, it's a good place to walk the dogs ...

09 February 2014

Pressure Cleaning

Pressure cleaning the hull of a boat at Port Hercule.

08 February 2014

Drink in a bag

Time for a cold drink at Monaco's indoor market.

07 February 2014

Walking in Water

There are always a few diehards who swim at Larvotto beach in winter.  This guy, though, is walking ... he has walked from one side of the beach to the other.

06 February 2014

The Little Mermaid of Denmark at Larvotto

'The Little Mermaid' looks out over Larvotto beach.  She was created, in 2000, with layers and layers of metal by Kristian Dahlgard, in hommage to the Danes who live in Monaco and for the late Prince Rainier III to mark the 50th year of his reign.

05 February 2014

Walk on Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach - Hard to believe this was taken only a week ago. Since then we've had endless rain and it's still coming down ...

04 February 2014


Togetherness on Larvotto Beach.

03 February 2014

Cloudy Larvotto

Clouds over Larvotto beach.

02 February 2014

The new Yacht Club de Monaco

The new Monaco Yacht Club, designed by Lord Norman Foster, looks not far from being finished.

Here is an artist's impression of how it will eventually look.  The new Yacht Club de Monaco is due to open this summer. 

01 February 2014

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