Tag: Monte Carlo

Sculpture Saturday #8

This week I’ve picked a statue from the Monte Carlo Casino gardens called “Adam and Eve” by Colombian artist and sculpture Fernando Botero. I rather like its playful proportions. If you want to join in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger:-… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #8”

Potted history of Monaco

While researching my previous posts on the Casino and Hotel Hermitage, I realised that I didn’t know enough about Monaco’s history. It’s the world’s second smallest country, preceded by only the Vatican. Ruled by the (in)famous Grimaldi family. As a harbour town, Monaco has… Continue Reading “Potted history of Monaco”

Trip to the Hôtel Hermitage, Monte Carlo

My beloved and I are dedicated brunchers and we were keen to again try out brunch at the Hôtel Hermitage which we’d firstly enjoyed just before Christmas. That one had been consumed in the hotel’s splendid Belle-Epoque ballroom whereas this time we were housed… Continue Reading “Trip to the Hôtel Hermitage, Monte Carlo”

Postcard from Portugal (not): Part I

As you know, we were planning to spend Christmas and New Year in Southern Portugal. The choice of destination had been made by my beloved who’d booked the flights to Faro, booked the car hire and chosen the hotel (with my blessing). While we… Continue Reading “Postcard from Portugal (not): Part I”

12 days of Christmas: day 11

Having showcased the decorations from New York, I thought it only fair to show you some splendid ones from nearby Monte Carlo. Peer closefully at the photo below and you’ll see the famous Monte Carlo Casino reflected in the mirror of these decorations which… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 11”

The Sky’s the limit

My guests have departed after a very enjoyable few days. The boys arrived Thursday evening in time for a light dinner. It was very windy that evening and I had hoped it might blow away the rain clouds. But no, we awoke to torrential… Continue Reading “The Sky’s the limit”