Passageway, Cap d’Ail (Pic de Jour)

I’m busy in Monaco for a few days, but did manage a quick stroll early yesterday evening along the coastal footpath in nearby Cap d’Ail. The pathway begins just a half kilometre west of Fontvieille in Monaco at Plage Marquet. Great views, fresh air, relaxing stroll. I really like this …

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How Fire was Discovered

Here’s one theory. This is an 18-second look at Matter into Light: The Discovery of Fire, a 2011 installation by Marc Quinn at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco through October 15. It’s part of a larger exhibit of Quinn’s work entitled The Littoral Zone, a fun dialogue between science and …

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Chanson pour Adam et Eve (Monaco Notebook III)

It was a simple plan: a quick stroll behind the Grand Casino Monte Carlo to snap a few photos of Botero‘s Adam and Eve, a sculpture with one of the Principality’s better southern facing views towards the Mediterranean. I wanted to use my GoPro to see how its extra wide …

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Pic du jour – Monaco and Troubles of the Heart

One is never too far away from a defibrillator in the Principality. Monaco, 22-Jul-2012

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Monaco notebook.

I’ve visited Monaco in every season, and have to report that winters, even mild ones, are a fairly shitty time to visit. Especially when it’s raining. Unless you’re insanely wealthy or overwhelmed by the desire to throw money away, there’s surprisingly little of interest to do in Monte Carlo. But if …

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Looking for an affordable apartment in Europe? Don’t read this.

Monaco and London top the list as Europe’s most expensive cities for those in the market for residential property, according to a survey conducted by The Global Property Guide, a residential real estate research organization. Space is at a premium in the tiny principality on the Riviera, and it’ll set …

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The carnival’s in town.

MONACO — Sprawled alongside the main harbor here this weekend, home to some of the world’s most extravagant yachts and in the shadow of Prince Albert’s palace, was this very ordinary carnival, enjoyed by very ordinary people. Just across the street is an ordinary chain grocery store where one could buy an extraordinary 1983 Petrus magnum for 4000 euros.  Anyway, …

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