Monaco-Ville

Monaco-Ville

This is most likely the Monaco you don't know. Tiny streets, reasonably priced food (reasonable for a touristy spot especially one in Monaco) and colourful crowded apartments. It felt a little bit like the Cinque Terre.

I don't know the name of the mountain in the background but around the left side of it, more or less, is where Grace Kelly had a stroke and drove off the road. She died the next day.

Originally a Greek colony, Monaco came under the control of the Roman empire and then, with its collapse, changed hands several times until, in 1215, the Genoese built a fortress on the Rock on Monaco - where this photo was taken and where Monaco-Ville now sits.

The fortress eventually became a walled city and now is the most historic part of Monaco. At the north end of The Rock is the Prince's Palace.

In the last post I put in a video of the path we took as tracked by my GPS. Since this post is also related, click here to go directly to the vimeo page or click on this photo to go to the last post, which has the video embedded in the description.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 70 mm
35mm Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-08-14 14:39:08
Posted: 2012-09-10 | 10:59





Monaco-Ville

Monaco-Ville

This is most likely the Monaco you don't know. Tiny streets, reasonably priced food (reasonable for a touristy spot especially one in Monaco) and colourful crowded apartments. It felt a little bit like the Cinque Terre.

I don't know the name of the mountain in the background but around the left side of it, more or less, is where Grace Kelly had a stroke and drove off the road. She died the next day.

Originally a Greek colony, Monaco came under the control of the Roman empire and then, with its collapse, changed hands several times until, in 1215, the Genoese built a fortress on the Rock on Monaco - where this photo was taken and where Monaco-Ville now sits.

The fortress eventually became a walled city and now is the most historic part of Monaco. At the north end of The Rock is the Prince's Palace.

In the last post I put in a video of the path we took as tracked by my GPS. Since this post is also related, click here to go directly to the vimeo page or click on this photo to go to the last post, which has the video embedded in the description.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 70 mm
35mm Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-08-14 14:39:08
Posted: 2012-09-10 | 10:59


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