The Stade Louis II (French pronunciation: [stad.lwi'dø]) is a stadium located in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. It serves primarily as a venue for football, being the home of AS Monaco and the Monaco national football team, as well as the location of the annual UEFA Super Cup match. It is also used for track and field, where it formerly hosted the IAAF World Athletics Final (though certain events, such as the hammer, had to be held elsewhere, due to the stadium's relatively small capacity).
The original Stade Louis II was opened in 1939 as the home of AS Monaco. The new stadium was built in the early 1980s, close to the site of the old stadium on land reclaimed from the sea, opening fully in 1985. It presently has a capacity of approximately 18,500 all seated, which is quite large relative to the population of Monaco (about 30,500); it can seat almost two-thirds of the country's population, a feat no other stadium can boast. The vast majority of the stadium's facilities are located underground, with a large car park directly under the pitch (something that has caused some degree of criticism from managers of AS Monaco's opponents in the past over the state of the pitch).
The stadium is named after Louis II, Prince of Monaco, who was the Sovereign Prince of Monaco when the original stadium was built. It features prominently in the early versions of Pro Evolution Soccer and Adidas Power Soccer 98.
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aliabazari (15845) 2012-10-30 19:57
The landscape is very beautiful and attractive. Lovely depth and density. Good lighting and composition. Clearly seen.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-10-30 20:03
Wow! Una panoramica meravigliosa, uno scenario ricco di luce e bei colori!
Perfetto il POV, qualità eccellente.
Un caro saluto
hidibyendu (871) 2012-10-30 21:58
Beautiful view from the top.
Very nice DOF, and POV.
Nice colors and sharpness.
sabermonajati (9581) 2012-10-30 22:34
amazing view from buildings you captured.the color of collect buildings with blue sea exist amazing contrast.
and trees on roof of buildings is very interesting.
danos (87475) 2012-10-31 0:41
panoramic the view of this section of the city with the stadium to dominating the image.
As i see especially the foreground and middle of the image,the houses are green because of on their terraces have grown trees and bushes.Great.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-10-31 1:56
Monaco is really beautiful country! Aside from the beauty of this architecture
I especially like the POV you choose to present us this scene. The view all main subject of your composition. The image has also fantastic clarity and depth very good lighting and well-saturated colors. Superb composition of city Monte Carlo from top.
kordinator (18548) 2012-10-31 2:41
Beautiful high point of view on this amazing cityscape.
Nice detals,excellent colored.
Nice light and sharpness.
lousat (77804) 2012-10-31 3:15
Hi Barbara,a great memory to me,i been 2 times in this stadium to see football matches of Monaco many years ago,a very unique and magnificent architechture,great general view and excellent quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-31 4:42
The photo is very descriptive of the city. The sharpness and depth are very good, like the light and colors. Bravo.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31435) 2012-10-31 5:54
Hello Barbara - You had a bird's eye view here, what a finely detailed shot - quite amazing.The warm colours of the city contrast with both the blue sea and the greens of the trees and roof gardens. TFS this, the clarity is quit exceptional. Warm regards rosemary
jhm (140054) 2012-10-31 5:59
We get never this type panoramic image about a city, this is simple fantastic done.
Good lights management with shades.
We can speak of a great picture with high quality made.
Depth and perspective are excellent
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (123236) 2012-10-31 7:33
Merveilleus eiamge et vue sur cette ville sueprbe compo e tiamge quel bâtiment modernes ces tons avec la belle mer en fond superbe cpatage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (86746) 2012-10-31 9:08
Bonjour, chère Barbara,
La ville qui avance sur l'eau avec ces immeubles de grande hauteur à usage d'habitation, de bureaux et de locaux à usage industriel (moins connu à l'intérieur de la ville).
Très belle prise de vue dominant les toits et terrasses, et le stade.
Et puis, il y a la mer au loin, bien agréable.
fabbs99 (16477) 2012-10-31 9:32
What a grand view of the stadium and its surroundings.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition.Great POV and good composition.Very well done.TFS
Fis2 (86283) 2012-10-31 9:49
Takie widoki eobia wrazenie.
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-10-31 10:28
Wspania³a panorama na dachy Monte Carlo wykonana zapewne z wysokiej góry nad miastem. Wiêszo¶æ budynków i dachów w ciep³ych kolorach pomarañczy, piêknie to kontrastuje z b³êkitnym morzem. Super ostro¶æ.
francio64 (38276) 2012-10-31 11:49
Beautiful view of Monte-Carlo from a high point.
Good light management and sharp.
tedesse (25133) 2012-10-31 12:50
Piekne spojrzenie z gory na Monte Carlo!
Super swiatlo i kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-10-31 13:15
Simply facinating ! The POV is excellent. the construct of the tall buildings, the sequence or planned and organised modern housing and the synchrony of red roofs is beautifully captured. The colour is warm and has excellent sarturation.
The stadium is not central to the photograph, but nevertheless is the most important structure / architecture if the panorama.
The contrast with the blue sea is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-31 18:37
Hello dear Barbara
Wow!That's a fantastic panoramic shoot from Monte Carlo.Amazing colors and details of the buildings and of the superb background.Very nice job as always!
Have a nice month
jjcordier (76858) 2012-11-01 0:18
Bon point de vue sur Monte Carlo et le stade de foot de la principauté. très bonne lumière.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-11-01 4:05
rewelacyjnie wykonana i piekna panorama Monte Carlo.Widok naprawde zapierajacy dech w piersiach.Szczegolnie podoba mi sie tutaj ten mocny kontrast kolorystyczny-rozowe fasady i blekit morza-malownicze polaczenie.A gestosc zabudowy chyba moznaby porownac tylko z Nowym Jorkiem.Znakomity kadr i kompozycja,no i widok,ktory mozna podziwiac godzinami.Super praca!
macjake (57074) 2012-11-01 4:14
wow, what a beautifully rich looking city!
you have gained a perfect POV from up here too.
and its funny how the construct almost everything in that same orange tinge of color.
I bet that stadium is as clean and pristine as possible.
lovely photo with cool looking colors, and interesting to see how the city is laid out.
Cricri (107274) 2012-11-01 5:43
Le POV idéal pour une vue sensationnelle sur la ville et la mer, intéressante architecture presque de même couleurs !!!
eldancer1 (28513) 2012-11-01 9:10
Awesome panoramic view of this city. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors especially the roof tops. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (123561) 2012-11-01 10:42
Ciao Barbara, fantastic POV on beautiful city, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (85476) 2012-11-02 9:05
Good pov above the town, sharpness is perfect and the good light capture gives beautiful colors, interesting contrast between warm tones of the buildings and the nice blue of the sea.
cornejo (32168) 2012-11-05 3:30
Hi Barbara, very nice picture with good pov, this interesting and nice view of the city with interesting gardens on the roof of some buildings. Interesting picture well composed and technically very well done, with clarity, depth, good light and good color. Excellent job well done my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good day and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
jmdias (56127) 2012-11-18 13:27
excellent view of this area of the town. I saw this from exotic garden too.your image is sharp and has a fantast quality, qe can enjoy each detail of the area here. TFS.
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (33283)
- 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: 2012-10-30 19:53