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Old 06-16-2012, 05:40 PM
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In this picture you can see underfoot roads or something, or it is a garden? I couldn't see very good, but there is also a door .. Or not? Does anybody know what is it? And the house with the red roof in the corner?

Must sees in monaco ville | mygola

I think the 18. picture was taken on this road what I said...

http://www.meilink.net/index.php?page=montenpage

I found it! It is the Zoo of Monaco... (?) Very small place for wildanimals... I can't imagine elefants there.
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=43.7312747...&z=19&l=21&m=b
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How long ago would this be?

How things do change! Not a place - as depicted - that looks comfy for a young bride to behold! Very isolated and lonely. It took some savvy for Monaco to be the place it is today.
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The Palais De Monaco

I visited the Princely Palace on Friday 17th, and I enjoyed my time there. There were lots of steps to climb up, and in the heat the journey to the palace wasn't that fun! I thought the area around the palace was fascinating, it looked perfect - everything was clean and neat, there was not a trace of litter on the pavements and roads.

Even though the Princely Family are not a family I follow closely, I still found it interesting learning about their family history and the history of Monaco as I did not know much about either beforehand. On the audio guide there was a welcome message from Prince Albert, and I haven't really heard him speak so I was quite surprised by his accent when he spoke English as he sounded very American (though I guess that's from Princess Grace).



You couldn't take photos inside the palace, which was a shame because there were a few rooms that I really liked. I was surprised at how small the rooms were in comparison to the other royal palaces that I have visited. I have heard of Prince Albert I before but didn't really know what he looked like, and after seeing portraits of him at the palace, the first thing that struck me was that his eyes were very similar to Queen Victoria's. I know nowadays there is a Hanover connection with the Grimaldis, but I don't think there was then. It was also interesting to read about the history of Monaco itself, as I hadn't realised that it used to have other colonies or that it first officially belonged to the Grimaldi family in the 1500s.



Below are some photos of my visit (only of the outside of the palace):
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I loved the pictures. I also enjoyed visiting this palace one day.
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Great photos HereditaryPrincess and glad you enjoyed the trip despite the summer heat,thank you for sharing!
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I also found it interesting that Prince Albert speaks English with an American accent. There was his mother's influence, of course. And, he also went to school at UMass.
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