Posted by: Richard Walker | February 14, 2011

Monaco-oh-oh

We went to Monaco on Saturday and saw some cool sights, we went to the Musee de Oceanographic started by Prince Albert 1st of Monaco, You can see a statue of him later on as well as a model replica of his boat. It was a very Life Aquatic style museum.

These first few shots are from EZE, an incredibly ancient village with little narrow streets that is made almost entirely out of stone and sits incredibly high on a peak of Monaco. Which means two things; 1) Gorgeous views of everything around and 2) walking uphill.

Unnamed statue on the highest point of EZE, overlooking Monaco hillside.

Prince Albert 1st sailed on this boat during his initial exploration of the surrounding Mediterranean. Well obviously not THIS boat, but I am told they were very similar.

One of the highest points of Monaco overlooking the water.

Some flowers populating the garden we walked through.

A huge frame built alongside the road, specifically set up with the mountains in the background!

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.” – Steve Zissou (Bill Murray)

Prince Albert 1st of Monaco and Founder of the Musee de Oceanique!

I want this in my house!

Poissons du Museaum Océanographique

It’s kind of hard to spot the actual fish in this one, but if you look hard you can see it.

This one was a huge stingray they was swimming around this tank with these other monsters de la mer.

This grumpy puffer fish absolutely refused to puff up for us, regardless of how much we antagonized him!

Monaco’s super famous Monte Carlo, it just looks like a big casino, nothing crazy interesting. It was actually cooler to sit outside at the cafe and watch the Bentlys, Porches, Rolls Royces, and other super expensive cars go by. Two of the 2011 Teslas drove by us, which sparked a 20 minute conversation about Elon Musk.

Also, this is where James Bond hangs out in his down time.

And one final shot of EZE while we were leaving. It was a gorgeous town, however, I don’t understand the desire ancient people had to build their cities so they had to be walking up the steepest incline possible just to get home.

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  1. Richie, do you want us to send you some girl scout cookies? If so, what kinda?

    • Oah my god yes yes yes please! THe peanut butter ones with chocolate on the outside and samoas please please please! Thank you so much!


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