With the Monaco Grand Prix coming May 26 to 29, I was inspired to look back on my photographs of this spectacular location. I have visited Monaco with my family three times, thanks to my generous and adventurous Dad. The last time was in 2008 when we sailed from Monte Carlo in a cruise ship. (Our ship is docked at the upper right of the harbor.)
The view of the harbor from the royal palace is spectacular on a clear day, as you can see in the photo. It’s a wide view, but I captured the whole crescent using my fish eye lens (15mm). When the Grand Prix is not overtaking the rim of the harbor with race cars and crowds, you can enjoy a scenic walk along the harbor to check out the fantastic array of yachts. Enjoy a glass of wine at a cafe and a gourmet French dinner. Later on, collect your passport and go see the famous Casino. If time permits, be sure to visit the Jacques Cousteau Aquarium. Enraptured by the outdoor vistas, I never visited the aquarium until my third visit. Then, I knew what I was missing!
If you have visited beautiful Monaco, the tiny country on the Mediterranean between Italy and France, share your favorite memories here.