I am back from the beautiful country of Monaco! A whirlwind four day-three night trip sandwiched between dropping the kids off in Georgia (the state, not the country) to stay with the grandparents has made for a nice long, travel-filled vacation.
|This is a section of the nearby coast of France, right outside Monaco. |
According to our tour guide (who was a living issue of People magazine), Bono and Elton John both have houses here.
|A view of the Monte Carlo casino|
|Surprisingly, citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or even go into the casino.|
|Here you can view the race from the stands or from your yacht!|
|Mais oui, Madame, but we seem to have misplaced our valet stub... Perhaps you could just give us the keys?|
Of course there was also some beautiful architecture...
|Saint Nicholas Cathedral, where many members of the royal family are buried, including Grace Kelly|
|the courthouse in Monaco|
With a dearth of available land, houses and other buildings are built right up against the cliffs.
I'm not even quite sure how you get up to some of the houses that were perched up there! I'm sure it offered an amazing view, though.
|An exterior wall of the Musée Océanographique de Monaco|
|a cliff-side pathway overlooking the Mediterranean Sea|