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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-19
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-01 2:21
Viewed: 2243
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After my recently posted gambling photo, here is another one: the famous Monte Carlo Casino.

Monte-Carlo (Occitan: Montcarles, Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) is one of Monaco's various administrative areas, sometimes erroneously believed to be a town or the country's capital. The official capital is Monaco-Ville and covers all quarters of the territory.

Monte-Carlo is known for its casinos, gambling, glamour, and for sightings of famous people. The permanent population is about 3,000. Monte-Carlo quarter includes not only Monte-Carlo proper where the famous Le Grand Casino is located, but also the neighborhoods of Saint-Michel, Saint-Roman/Tenao, and the beach community of Larvotto. It borders the French town of Beausoleil (formerly known as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur).

Founded in 1866, Monte-Carlo has a name of Italian origin meaning "Mount Charles", named in compliment to the prince then reigning, Charles III of Monaco. The specific mountain is the escarpment at the foot of the Maritime Alps on which the town stands.

Monte-Carlo is home to most of the Circuit de Monaco, on which the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place; it also hosts world championship boxing bouts, the Monte Carlo Masters, European Poker Tour Grand Final and the World Backgammon Championship as well as fashion shows and other events. Monte-Carlo has been visited by royalty as well as the general public and movie stars for decades. The quarter of Monte-Carlo was served by tramways from 1900 to 1953, linking parts of Monaco. The Monte-Carlo Rally is one of the longest running and most respected car rallies, and marks the start of each rally season as the first event on the World Rally Championship calendar, but the rally takes place outside the Monte-Carlo quarter.

Monte-Carlo is one of Europe's leading tourist resorts, although many of the key tourist destinations are located in other parts of Monaco, including such attractions as Monaco Cathedral, the Napoleon Museum, the Oceanographic Museum and aquarium, and the Prince's Palace, all of which are located in Monaco-Ville.

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hello Kristof
great view , lovely composed with excellent light

Hi Kristof
Wonderful place
Great perspective and clarity
Very well done
Have a nice weekend

  • Great 
  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-11-01 5:22]

Very great, could be a apostcard, dear Kristof.
Regards Rose

Hi Kristof
better no!
ahahha terrible places this casinos
better to walk and to do not play
have good day

  • Good 
  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-11-01 7:53]

Hi Kristof,
This is a very busy photo, all the fountains, for me, distract from each other a lot.
The most prominent one, the one closest to the viewer dominates the scene while the prettiest one, for me at least, the third one back closest to the building, is minimized in importance.
That one has a wonderful umbrella dome shape that compliments the domes and turrets of the Casino itself.
So, while this is a pretty image I think the composition could have been much better and more powerful.
My opinion anyway.

  • Great 
  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-11-01 14:01]

Dynamic composition with the moving water. Nice light ! Well done !

Hi Kristof,
Beautiful composition and presentation,
Excellent POV. and details,
very well taken and done.

Hello Kristof! Wonderful perspective, amazing composition. Good focus. Original picture. Good luck!

Hi Kristof
This is a very beautiful composition of this
beautiful place.Excellent perspective and

ciao Kristof!!

incredibile POV and building!
Its cool place id love to visit Monte Carlo!
superb work!
kisses from ITaly!


Hi Kristof..this is a nicely composed shot...nice details and light.


wonderful place
good pov of this fountain
I like colors

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