Saturday, 14 April 2012

Blogging from A to Z: M

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Our first view getting out of the train station in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk


Wine of the day: Malbec (Argentinian, red, rich, full bodied, aromatic - one of my favourites!)
 
Cheese of the day: Manchego (Spanish, sheep, firm, aged)

Fruit of the day: Mango (My mom makes amazing mango bread.)

Movie of the day: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (Best. Movie. Ever.)
 
Album of the day: "Middle Cyclone" by Neko Case
("This tornado loves you, this tornado loves you, this tornado loves you..."

Book of the day: "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein (This type of sci-fi is my favourite kind of read. I learned that my political leanings are libertarian from this book.)

Country of the day: Monaco (Another micro country! This is the second smallest country in the world {about 2km2 } and the most densely populated. It has the highest GDP per capita, the lowest poverty rate, 0% unemployment and no personal income tax. It is best know for it's Grand Casino {made extra famous by the first James Bond novel} and the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.)
The Grand Casino as seen reflected in it's fountain ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk

My crappy Picasa 'collage' of Monte Carlo as seen from the fort while they were setting up for the Grand Prix  ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk (click on it to view a larger image)

4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed my visit to Monte Carlo many, many years ago.

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    1. Looks gorgeous! Maybe I'll get there some day.

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  2. I was there when they were setting up for the Grand Prix in 2008! So cool. Nice pictures!

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    1. They were setting up for the Grand Prix when we were there, too! That was 2010. You can see some of the grand stand in my faux panorama. :P

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