October 25, 2012

Monaco

 11th October and Day 6 of the cruise. 

This was the view from our balcony as we approached Cannes and this is another cruise ship waiting to enter the port.

It was very early in the morning and once again it was warm and pleasant.

I had looked froward to visiting the small Principality of Monaco and so we booked a tour from the ship.

It did not disappoint and we were in time to watch the changing of the guard at midday outside the Royal Palace.

It was very ceremonial and there was a huge crowd there to see it all happen.

This was the spectacular view from the top over Monaco and the Arches that are part of the Formula 1 circuit can just be seen in the distance.

We passed the spot where the very beautiful  Grace Kelly had her car accident.

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And we visited the Cathedral where she and Prince Rainier were married... and where there is a monument to her after her death

It was very peaceful and cool inside here and the architecture was lovely.


We wandered around the little paved street and stopped for coffee and then all too soon it was time to return to the ship.

We had a two hour drive back to Cannes and the last tender to go to the ship was at 4 pm.


But at the bottom of the hill as we left Monaco was this huge statue of a baby and my last photo call for the visit.

The next post will be Day 7 in  Barcelona.

Hugs xx


4 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks so amazing!! Your pictures are fabulous!! Can't wait to see Barcelona!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. I agree with Lisa Your pictures are amazing and I'm really enjoying being on this cruise with you!!! LOL

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  3. Wow, that's fantastic. Love seeing all the pictures.
    Have a great day.

    Laure

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  4. Fantastic pictures Christina, I can't imagine the time you had and how much you have learned.. you must have the memory of an elephant to be able to post about all these places and remember names and details! You are crazy smart.

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