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My trip to the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 03:47 pm
Down (old) town again, in front of the ancient City Lodge ...

http://i28.tinypic.com/b5ms0j.jpg

... "nightlife" starts

http://i30.tinypic.com/acvm68.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 03:48 pm
A bit further, some interesting views of the former palace of the Dukes of Savoy

http://i30.tinypic.com/2nsb58x.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/2w65f8x.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 03:48 pm
http://i25.tinypic.com/wgxnxi.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/2daftyw.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 03:49 pm
The Palais Héraud at night looks as great, I think, ...

http://i28.tinypic.com/22nf2d.jpg

.... as does this view towards the castle hill

http://i25.tinypic.com/10wod1s.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 03:56 pm
The big wheel is the last photo for today/tonight

http://i32.tinypic.com/s6iud2.jpg
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 04:06 pm
Hi there Walt
And all
BM
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 02:03 am
McTag wrote:
Hi there Walt
And all
BM


I looked at all the pictures in more detail this morning. Very good. What an interesting place....and seemingly quite quiet at this time of year.

Vielen Dank for showing us round, lieber Walter.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 02:27 am
Thanks for your kind comments, all!

There are more phtos to come (Monaco, Villefranche, Cannes and Nice again), including some really nice ships - I'm only half through my nearly 1,000 Photos.


Yes, it was relatively quiet. But actually, there were a lot of tourists around.

The b & b I stayed in was fully booked all the time and in advance the next couple of weeks.

They've got 11 beds there, and during my time of staying the visitors came from Portugal (6), USA (5, two from Portland), Germany (4), Denmark (4), Italy (6), the UK (6), and one from South Korea.

The most interesting person has been one from the US.
He's origianally from NY state (living on the other side of the river where Joe Nation llives).
Studied poltical sciences, worked as a probation a couple of years, then drove trucks for charities to South America, was an adviser to the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, did this and that, now owns an apartment in Spain, where he helps to 'uplift' some nearly abandoned villages, and another in Nice, rented to foreign students. (He stayed in this b&b, because his Nice apartment had to be ronowated, and he had to do some paperwork.)


The temperatures, btw, were 18°C plus during all days, with minimums of 6°C in the early morning.

The additional photos will follow later.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:29 am
I took the bus in Nice (by the way any ticket in this region costs only 1€ = $1.46, no matter how long it takes!) along a very scenic route, the "Corniches de la Riviera".

Arrived in Monaco, at the market place.

http://i27.tinypic.com/2i6vwh.jpg

Went up ...

http://i26.tinypic.com/10d7885.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:29 am
... the steps ...

http://i31.tinypic.com/2vamjx4.jpg

... to the palace.

http://i32.tinypic.com/206bwwy.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:30 am
http://i31.tinypic.com/6fcd9d.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/210erd2.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:30 am
Both sides of the place in total (as far as possible :wink: - oh, and didn't picture the changing of the guards, at noon: too crowdy. [It's like in London, only a lot smaller Laughing ])

http://i28.tinypic.com/2iqkaat.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/14j9qi8.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:31 am
Speaking about small:

Monaco's parliament building, on the left ...

http://i31.tinypic.com/9va04o.jpg


.... and a view over the countyr, some parts of France, Italy in the background

http://i27.tinypic.com/rsykk2.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:31 am
One of Monaco's villages just below the rock (and then France again) ...

http://i28.tinypic.com/5x4w00.jpg

.... to the right of the parliament, Monaco's cathedral

http://i30.tinypic.com/sf8hea.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:32 am
Monaco's high school to the left, and governemtal buildings ...

http://i31.tinypic.com/sw8gmq.jpg


.... like the 'Home Ofiice' (plus a bit more)

http://i30.tinypic.com/343ohuc.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:32 am
Monaco Vieille-Ville's post office and the town-hall

http://i26.tinypic.com/zvpp3n.jpg

Inside 'Chapelle de la Miséricorde'

http://i25.tinypic.com/2ld85sp.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 05:33 am
Now down again ...

http://i26.tinypic.com/2prchv7.jpg

... to the market ...

http://i32.tinypic.com/2s9poip.jpg

... having a rest

http://i32.tinypic.com/2rqc7b9.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 03:10 pm
After turning around the corner at the local (and country's) fire brigade, we reach the port

http://i31.tinypic.com/34pyhj8.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 03:10 pm
Before, however, looking at anything else, we'll have to admire the Prince's own fleet

http://i29.tinypic.com/mmaa7d.jpg

(The French customs have given them that patrol boat "on lease" = Monaco has customs union with France).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2008 03:10 pm
The port and Monaco ...

http://i26.tinypic.com/2r40ark.jpg
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