Monaco – Three Hours of Boredom; Three Hours of Delight

Unusual fish at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

It’s official. I’ve visited the two smallest countries in the world: Vatican City, and now the Principality of Monaco. The difference between the two, aside from the fact that the first is a City-State and the latter a Principality, is that I was excited to go to Vatican City. Monaco? Well, it was more that … Read more

PHOTO: Deep-Water Port Hercule (Port Hercules) in Monaco

Port Hercule in Monte Carlo, Monaco is a deep-water port that has been in use since ancient times

Port Hercule (Port Hercules) is a deep-water port in Monaco. It occupies a natural bay at the foot of the ancestral rock of the princes of Monaco. This stunnng vista was photographed from the plaza in front of the Prince’s Palace, which sits atop the rock. The port has been in use since ancient times, … Read more

PHOTO: Grave of Princess Grace of Monaco in Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Grave of Princess Grace of Monaco

The grave of Princess Grace of Monaco sits side by side with that of her husband, Prince Rainier, in Saint Nicholas Cathedral. Most Americans better remember her as the popular actress, Grace Kelly. During the 1950’s Kelly appeared in numerous New York City theatrical productions, more than 40 episodes of live drama productions, and in … Read more

PHOTO: Monte Carlo Casino in the Principality of Monaco

Casino of Monte Carlo in Monaco is open to all but citizens of the tiny country

Most guests visit Monte Carlo Casino for the non-stop action on its 100,000 square foot gaming floor. Players can choose from Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, slots, poker, Roulette, Big Six Wheel, Caribbean Stud, Three-Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Let It Ride. High-flyers can take bigger risks in the high-limit gaming areas. However, the facility is … Read more