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The Principality of Monaco is a tiny sovereign state located in Western Europe. The territory lies on the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is completely enclosed by France. Monaco is regarded as a tax haven and the majority of its inhabitants are millionaires from foreign countries.

Monaco is a Constitutional Monarchy and Principality with Prince Albert II as head of state. The Grimaldi family has ruled over Monaco since 1292 and the state's sovereignty was officially recognised by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861. Despite being independent Monaco’s defence is still the responsibility of France.

Monte Carlo is in the Principality of monaco and is the world’s most densely populated country and is the smallest French-speaking country.

This nice canopy and entrance to Cafe de Paris is outside the famous Monte Carlo Casino which caters only to the very rich. This cafe is connected to a casino for the "common-not-so-rich" people. It is the canopy that attracted me as it is a replica of the old canopies in Paris. I opened my lens wide for this one.

Nikon D200
2007/09/08 06:04:37.9
Image Size: 3872 x 2592
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G VR
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium High
Image Comment: Copyright (c) 2007 Andre' Salvador. All rights reserved.
Long Exposure NR: Off

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