26 December 2015

Monaco Grand Prix ...

En famille ...

24 December 2015

Monaco Fair

Get me outta here!

21 December 2015

Slot Machines

Playing the machines at a fair in Port Hercule. 

03 December 2015


How I wish they had a Nespresso shop in Monaco or Menton.  In fact the nearest is Nice. Love all the colours and that you can order a variety of coffee that isn't sold on their internet site.  After I'd ordered, I noticed a chocolate and ginger coffee - so I must go back ...

24 November 2015

Sunset at the Coulée Verte

The 'coulée verte' (green corridor) in Nice is a dream for photographers.  Here it is at sunset.

02 November 2015

Steve McCurry in Monaco

Only 9 days left to visit the fabulous Steve McCurry exhibition in Monaco.  What an amazing photographer he is! You'll find 100 photographs here, including his famous 'Afghan Girl.'

He writes: My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.'

You'll find the exhibition at Salle d'Exposition Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco till 11th November. 13h - 19h. Closed Mondays.

01 November 2015

Coulée Verte, Nice

The kids have such fun at the Coulée Verte in Nice - and so do the photographers who love the water and steam and light and shadows!

29 October 2015

26 October 2015

Nice Street

We're in Nice today ... Avenue Jean Medecin.

15 October 2015


Monte Carlo shopping.

17 September 2015

Beach scene

Beauty at Larvotto Beach.

11 September 2015

Casino Square

A visitor with a crazy expression, the owner of the car and the parking attendant of the Hotel de Paris.

06 September 2015

Mist is fun!

Such fun to be had at the Coulée Verte in Nice.

01 September 2015


'Boules' at Plage Marquet, Cap d'Ail.

22 August 2015

Plage Marquet

Plage Marquet, Cap d'Ail - adjacent to Monaco.

19 August 2015

Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach, Monaco.  Three stars ...

10 August 2015

Jilly Jackson and Nina Papa at Cap Jazz

Another photo from stunning Jilly Jackson's fabulous evening at Cap Jazz. Jilly and her group, 'So Close' closed the festival. Here she and beautiful Brazilian singer, Nina Papa, who performed earlier, close the show to rapturous applause. A super evening.


Une autre photo de la  fabuleuse soirée de la superbe Jilly Jackson à Cap Jazz. Jilly et son groupe, So Close a clôturé le festival. Ici elle et la belle brésilienne, Nina Papa, qui a chanté avant, terminent le spectacle sous des applaudissements nourris. Une soirée super! 

09 August 2015

Jilly Jackson at Cap Jazz, Cap d'Ail

Jilly Jackson, Gorbio's fabulous 'diva' sang with her trio, So Close' at 'Cap Jazz' two nights ago. In fact, she closed the Cap d'Ail festival.

Jilly was, as always, sensational! Thanks Jilly!

(More tomorrow)


Jilly Jackson, la fabuleuse 'diva'  de Gorbio a chanté avec son trio, So Close, à 'Cap Jazz ' il y a deux nuits. En fait, elle fait la clôture du  festival de Cap d'Ail. 

Jilly était, comme toujours, sensationnel!  Merci Jilly!

08 August 2015

Beach party

Beach party at Restaurant le Lamparo, Plage Marquet, Cap d'Ail last night.

08 July 2015

'De l'Inutile a l'essentiel.'

Last night there was a large crowd for the vernissage in Cap d'Ail of Maxime Peregrini's and Barbara Lecomte's beautiful book 'De l'Inutile a l'essentiel.' 

Each page of the book and each display in this exhibition features one of Maxime's photos from New York City and one of Barbara's from India.  Each duo of photos displaying so beautifully the differences and the similarities in each culture.

Bravo to Maxime and Barbara - beautiful work!

The exhibition continues until the 22nd July at the Chateau des Terrasses at Cap d'Ail, just along the coast from Monaco. 

05 July 2015

Beach scene

Papa and child. This wasn't actually taken in Monaco but just along the coast in France.

30 June 2015


Showing off a tattoo ...

24 June 2015

Goodbye Winter Sporting ...

Come to Monte Carlo and take the tourist train ... and view the destruction!   This is the back of what was the beautiful art deco Winter Sporting. Almost gone now ...

21 June 2015

Music and Photography

Today is the last day of an exhibition of beautiful black and white photography at Theoule sur Mer, which is just along the coast from Monaco - a charming seaside town, with gorgeous sandy beaches and an easy way of life, quite different to Monte Carlo.   Yesterday, one of the visitors, treated everyone to a virtuoso performance of piano.  In fact, she is a flautist with the Cannes orchestra.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Espace Culturel, Theoule-Sur-Mer.

17 June 2015

Bus Step

Boarding the bus in Monte Carlo.  Monaco has a really good bus service.

13 June 2015

The bang of the volleyball

Volleyball on Larvotto Beach.That ball makes a helluva bang when it hits the wire netting - especially if you are standing right there and taking a photo!

08 June 2015


Larvotto Beach is not just for the rich and famous to sunbathe.  (Well, actually it's more likely to be the locals as the tourists don't always find Larvotto.) Here you can play volley-ball, there's a gym, you can waterski.  The kids in the centre of the photo are taking off on surfboards. Not sure what they are doing though as there are no waves!

05 June 2015

Cannes Film Festival - Calm down!

More from the Cannes film festival.  Looks like someone needs calming down ...

03 June 2015


Chess on la Croisette in Cannes.

24 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015 - Silver

The stars arrive at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes - and amongst them this car that had just competed in the Mille Miglia 2015.  Silver hair, silver car!

This is Yves Rénier, who played Commissaire Moulin. Thanks to Youcef Bouchaaia for this information.

23 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015 - Fashion TV in preparation

Models in preparation for their stint on Fashion TV. You never know what you'll bump into on the street at the Cannes Film Festival.

21 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015

At the Cannes Film Festival, crowds gather at the entrance to every hotel hoping for a glimpse of someone famous in the film industry.  Is she or isn't she? Probably not but she enjoys playing the part ...

Cannes Film Festival

This is the busiest time of year in this part of the world. In Monaco, we have the Grand Prix and in Cannes (just along the coast) the Cannes film festival. 

This is the famous red carpet at the Palais de Festival - as you see Ingrid Bergman is the icon on this year's poster. (taken in the afternoon, before the stars arrived!)

It was the best fun going to Cannes yesterday with my friend, Sylvie.  In Cannes,  everyone has a camera and everyone wants to be photographed!

17 May 2015

Nicky and Mojo

This is my lovely friend Nicky Fraser with her French bulldog Mojo He's doing his best to do what he wants to do and not what Nicky wants him to do!

Nicky, who lives in Monaco, is a very talented lady.  She's an Aromatherapist, a Feng Shui consultant and a Chinese Astrologer. You can find Nicky on her FACEBOOK page.

13 May 2015

Lunch at Miami Plage.

Lunch at Larvotto Beach.  Good place to eat - 'Miami Plage'.

11 May 2015

Lady and pigeon

You're never alone with a pigeon.  One of Monaco's characters waiting for the bus.
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