Tag Archives: Monaco

Views of Monaco

The last photos of Monaco I have are thee panoramic views of the Principality taken from the Prince’s Palace in Monaco-Ville.  They include views of Port Hercule and the high-rises (La Condamine and Monte Carlo), a relatively new area reclaimed … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | Comments Off

The Grand Casino and Other Buildings in Monaco

With visions of James Bond, the one place I wanted to visit in Monaco was the Grand Casino.  I was surprised at how small the casino actually was, but impressed by its elegance.  Unfortunately, the only photo I took was … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | Comments Off

Princely Residences in Monaco

The Prince’s Palace in Monaco was originally built in 1191 as a fortress and has been in the possession of the Grimaldi family since 1297.  Today, it is the home of Prince Albert II and his wife Princess Charlene who … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | Comments Off

Notable Burials in the Monaco Cathedral

The Monaco Cathedral is the final resting place of the Grimaldis, the ruling family of the Principality of Monaco.  Prince Rainier III, Princess Grace (wife of Prince Ranier III), Prince Louis II (grandfather of Prince Ranier III), and Prince Albert … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | Comments Off

More Beauty from the Cathedral in Monaco

The Cathedral in Monaco posesses a remarkable altarpiece (retable) created by Louis Bréa for the Great Jubilee of the Year 1500.  In the upper register there appear John the Baptist, the Angel of the Annunciation, the image of Christ of … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Cathedral in Monaco

The Cathedral of Monaco, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, is built on the site of the first parish church of Monaco.  In addition to the main altar, the … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Journal | Tagged , | Comments Off