A small but very memorable place 一个令人难忘的小地方
16.06.2009 30 °C
On the way to Monaco we stopped at this viewpoint from where you have such a nice view on Cap Ferrat, just to take a couple more pictures.
The first place we visited in Monaco was the botanical garden, not least because it is also offering some nice views down on Monaco!
On this picture you can see nearly half of Monaco. Yes, it is that small!
On the left is La Condamine with the big old harbour, in the middle Monaco Ville with the palace and on the right is Fontvieille with the small new harbour.
The botanical garden had many different plants and trees, especially cactuses.
The second place we visited was Monaco Ville with the palace.
Here we are at the palace's park.
From the park we also got some views on Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.
This building is the court of Monaco Ville, I think.
We entered Monaco cathedral, which was very beautiful, seemed almost new, from outside and inside.
This is the palace square.
From there you also have a great view on La Condamine, the big harbour and Monte Carlo.
Thereafter we went to Monte Carlo, to see the famous Casino.
Here we are in the Casino Park, which was very beautiful.
But the Casino itself was even better!
Lovely Park & Casino.
Believe it or not, in no other park of the world more people committed suicide than here.
Actually the reason for this is quite simple: Some people lost all their wealth at the Casino, and some of them committed suicide thereafter.
At least they died at a beautiful place.
A side entrance of a modern enhancement to the Casino.
It was packed full of slot machines, but unfortunately it was not allowed to take pictures inside so we immediately left again.
The entrance to the old Casino with Roulette and Black Jack tables.
There are always some expensive cars parking in front.
Monaco is also the home of a very famous Formula One Grand Prix, though its streets are rather narrow.
We got hungry and it was already evening, so we went for dinner.
The prices were quite ok, at least not more expensive than in other parts of the Côte d'Azur.
While waiting for our food we took some pictures of our daughter who is always so cute.
Thereafter we walked back along the harbour to our car which was parked near the casino.
So we could also get some impressions of Monaco at night.
This is Hotel de Paris, the most expensive hotel in Monte Carlo, right next to the Casino.
The Casino at night - very beautiful!