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Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera.
I suppose everyone has to visit Monaco at least once in their life to see where Grace Kelly found her dream... and to see how the other half lives.
The siting is quite beautiful with the blue of the Mediterranean, the white of the yachts, and the steep cliffs rising behind.
Even though my visits here have been rather brief, I have been surprised at the lack of "place" and charm I found here.
Instead, all I could see were groups of ragged tourists gawking at the conspicuous wealth surrounding them.
Maybe I didn't spend the time needed... or maybe I didn't have the money to spend to experience the real "culture"...
LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S WEB PAGE ON MONACO
LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S WEB PAGE ON MONTE CARLO
TRAVEL: 1991, 1999 -
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unless noted otherwise all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc
Birdseye view of Monaco Ville, Monaco, 1999.
Casino in the Belle Epoque style of architecture, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1991.
Architect: Charles Garnier and Jules Dutrou
Casino from the waterfront side, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1991.
Coastline looking out over the Fairmont Monte Carlo Resort, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1991.
Park fountain, Monaco Ville, Monaco, 1991.
Birdseye view of Monaco, 1999.
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page last revised june 2020