Another postcard from Monte Carlo.
Monaco, a small independent hereditary principality in Western Europe, is located on the Mediterranean Sea along the southern coast of France, which is also known as the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur. Monaco is 18 kilometers (11 miles) east of the French city of Nice, near the border with Italy. The second smallest independent state in the world (after Vatican City), and almost entirely urban, it forms an enclave in southeastern France, surrounded on the north, east, and west by the French département (administrative division, or region) of Alpes-Maritimes. The country is only 1.95 square kilometers (0.75 square miles) in area, or about 3 times the size of the Mall in Washington, D.C. The terrain is hilly, rugged, and rocky, but very highly urbanized. The principality, a famous maritime resort, is composed of 4 quartiers (quarters): Monaco-Ville, the capital (an ancient fortified town located on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean); La Condamine (the section along the port); Monte Carlo (the principal residential and resort area); and Fontvieille (a newly constructed industrial park reclaimed from the sea). The name "Monaco," derived from the ancient Greek Monoikos (meaning "of the old town"), is usually associated with the mythical hero, Hercules.
The population of Monaco was estimated at 31,693 in July 2000, with an average growth rate of 0.48 percent in the same year. The 2000 birth rate was estimated at 9.94 births per 1,000 population, the death rate at 13.06 deaths per 1,000 population, and the net migration rate was approximately 7.89 immigrants per 1,000 population.
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dta (77590) 2012-08-25 15:14
Hello Barbara ,
Wow ! What a beautiful architecture ! ;=) The view is really splendid , with the red roofed city between lush greenery in the FG , and the blue sea and sky .
To answer you about my comment on your previous post , i 'd written "for my taste" . Modern cities are not my cup of tea , even I must admit that there are a lot of interesting buildings in the modern architecture . And I can see splendid pictures of them on TE . But on the view of your previous post of Monte Carlo , it seems to me that there were a lot of ugly concrete high-rises . Don't you think so ?
carlo62 (47369) 2012-08-25 15:42
gran bel panorama, mi piace molto, si vedono le vecchie mura del castello che racchiudono il nucleo della città, con lo sfondo del mare. Si riconosce anche il Casinò.
PaulVDV (28771) 2012-08-25 15:48
This is one of the most beautiful views of Monte Carlo I've ever seen.
You looked for an excellent POV showing the town between the greenery on the foreground and the blue Mediterranean.
The red roofs and the ocher facades contrast strongly with the environment.
This photo shows a very charming city while most pictures of Monaco show an urban jungle enclosed between the sea and the mountains. So I do understand the comments of Denis (dta).
Best regards, Paul
aliabazari (16168) 2012-08-25 17:11
Very beautiful and attractive choices. Good lighting and colors. Very well.
Thanks for sharing.
bukitgolfb301 (41424) 2012-08-25 17:17
Hi dear Barbara, how are you?
You seem to have a great vacation this Summer, right?
You were there in Monaco too. I envy you! Another wonderful postacard indeed! Fashinating image indeed. Nice color contrast of blue and delicate light yellow and red color. Slight fog makes me look these wonderful houses are floating. Thank you for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
emka (96408) 2012-08-25 23:00
Śliczna pocztówka z Monte Carlo, nie pamiętam takiego ujęcia. Znakomity kadr i kolory. bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-08-26 0:18
Très jolie vue sur le Rocher superbement éclairé. Très belles couleurs.
papagolf21 (100876) 2012-08-26 0:27
Bonjour, chère Barbara,
Félicitations pour avoir su prendre une vue de Monaco sortant des sentiers battus.
Nous avons une magnifique vue plongeante sur la ville haute.
Superbe prise de vue.
Silvio1953 (141991) 2012-08-26 3:26
Ciao Barbara, great POV on fantastic place, beautiful composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-08-26 7:49
I like your pov of Monte Carlo with a beautiful ocean in the background. Great lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Gigidusud (20825) 2012-08-26 10:10
Fantastic view on Monaco,excellent POV and great framing.A real postcard,i like it!
Thanks for sharing.
cornejo (41693) 2012-08-26 10:35
Hi Barbara, great shot of this wonderful view of Montecarlo, very good and lovely picture, very sharp, with deep, lovely light and color. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
GREGG (7888) 2012-08-26 11:59
wszystko poukładane w kadrze,
zieleń, czerwień dachów i błękit lekko dzielący horyzont,świetna fotografia,
tedesse (25135) 2012-08-26 14:40
Fantastczny POV, cudowne kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
Piekna pocztowka z Monte Carlo.
macjake (67532) 2012-08-26 15:51
I'm very very impressed with the level of sharpness and clarity.
the architecture can be clearly seen far away.
also, the colors of blue and red are so striking,
a beautiful color arrangement.
jmdias (63934) 2012-08-26 16:20
I guess this is the area where the palace is located.
very nice view catching so many details of the place, the ramparts and buildings with the sea ahead. very nice light, framing and sharpenss.
Fis2 (96701) 2012-08-27 0:31
Piekna pocztowka z Monte Carlo.
Wspanialy widok, piekne kolory.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-08-27 12:03
A spectacular panoramic view of this charming place with beautiful luxury houses and the castloe overlooking the town on the hill. I like very much the diverse colors and the excellent clarity. Thanks for the informative notes.
Angshu (56750) 2012-08-28 9:25
Looks like a fortified city from your high POV. I have not seen this POV before, rather the one with the yachts in the marina. Fine contrast with the deep blue sea of the Cote Azur!
samilk1949 (68) 2012-08-29 3:19
Czesc Basiu !
Imponujacy widok. , wspaniale ujecie. Swietne kolory, swiatlo, ostrosc, kontrast. Bardzo piekne zdjecie. Brawo !!!
m (0) 2012-10-30 9:56
That's a wonderful capture, Barbara. Just like an island hovering above the sea. Standing at that viewpoint must have been an unforgettable experience! I wish I were there too:)
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (33795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 15:00
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