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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Monaco's Grand Prix was held May 29, 2011. The winner was Red Bull's( we also saw the Corporate headquarters for Red Bull) Sebastian Vettel who also won the Pole position. Chuck and I were both so excited that most of the Race stuff was still up.
This is the Royal Viewing Box!!!
I bought Hello Magazine's the entire time I was in Europe and they had about 10 pages of coverage for both the Film Festival and the Grand Prix. So I scanned this pic of the Royal Family that was in attendance.
A Grand Prix Race car statue!!
This is a sports Car made by Marussia Motors a Russian Car Company.
One of the famous hair pin turns on the 2 mile track where they go around it about 75 times. It is considered one of the most demanding tracks on the racing circuit. It is done right on the streets of the Principality.
Chuck loved seeing all the tire marks left behind!!
The seats to view the race right in front of the Very Famous Monte Carlo Casino can cost you a very large Sum of Money!!!
Here we are standing right in front of this famous Casino!!Can you say Mimi--Queen Mimi!!In my very James Bond Voice!!!!
Since the Casino is going through some cleaning right now(after all the wedding reception will be held on the terrace right behind the Casino) we had to view it through alot of scaffolding. The Casino does not open til 4 p.m. and you must be Properly dressed just to get in. Our tour left at 3 p.m.
One of the Iron Doors on the back side!!!Love the Gold Crowns!!!
The back of the Casino
The terrace is honoring Princess Grace.
The favorite thing for everyone to do in front of the casino is to look at ALL the fancy cars!!!We took our turn looking them over!!!
The Hotel Paris, a very famous Hotel.
We settled for a seat at the Cafe de Paris, over looking the Casino!!
Gelato for me!!I love it and it tastes so much better in Europe!!!
We also had a beer!!!!And we had some Olives!!!On this Warm humid day, it tasted so good. I missed my daily iced tea, no ice tea in Europe, only hot. And the Soda there is flat and served lukewarm or just slightly cool. It did not taste good, so I am glad I am Not a big soda drinker!!!
Walking along part of the track!!!What a Magnificent day we had here in Monaco, it was a Surreal kind of day again!!!Back to the ship!!!!So many fun things to do there!!!