Monday, October 13, 2008

Eze & Monaco

This is a little town called Eze.  And it sits in between Nice and Monaco high up on the hillside over looking the Mediterranean.  Eze ranks right up there (for me) with the St. Germain neighborhood in Paris, an evening at the Eiffel Tower with a boat ride on the Seine and our stay at Mas d'Etoiles with a meal at Du Jour Charlotte.

You park at the bottom of Eze and climb, climb, climb up to the top.  Stopping to take pictures like this ...


Or this ...

 
Until you get to a hotel that has a gorgeous view and charges 8 euro for an iced coffee that gets served in a glass the size of a thimble (I'm just SAYING).  But LOOK at that view.  SSG's future husband are you reading again?  Hi.  You look really cute today.  Please propose to her at this place okay?  Thanks!


In Paris I noticed I was taking A LOT of pictures of stairs.  But in Eze I started taking pictures of doors.  Like this one ... I won't bore you with the hundreds of others, but why did they tempt me so?  


After a couple of hours we reluctantly wound back down the narrow streets to head towards Monaco.



Hello lovely ...



This is the chapel where Princess Grace was married. 


And unfortunately this is where she is also buried.  


But I can see why she fell in love with Monaco.  This is the little downtown 'hood across the street from the palace.  And I HAVE a picture of the palace but um ... it's not very impressive (sorry Prince I'm the Most Eligible Bachelor in the World) I heard PALACE and had visions of Buckingham in my mind not a small white building without a huge entrance.  And where there was a GUARD, he sat at the front door in a little covered hut that looked like he was waiting for a TriMet bus to roll along.  However, in his defense, he did stand up and walk back and forth a couple of times ... which I'm SURE is in his Guard Handbook right next to "Whatever you do, do NOT smile or pose for the tourists taking your picture."  

I heard palace and thought of this ...

But this is Monte Carlo.  And if you think SSG looked around every corner and under every casino chip trying to find Daniel Craig ... you'd be RIGHT.  

2 comments:

Big Hair Envy said...

I just caught up on your posts from the weekend. As usual, the photos transport me to another time and place. I totally "get" your affinity for doors....and stairs! I'm actually surprised that you didn't find a boyfriend on your trip - didn't you say you were between "Nice" and "Easy"?? Bwahahahaha! Sorry. Couldn't resist:)

Wah-Dah-Tay said...

I now know what my next home will look like, but do you think it can actually be made of cardboard?