06 December 2007

Rue Longue - 6

Today we are looking back at the Porte Saint-Julien you saw yesterday. In this part of rue Longue the road works are finished and I see Father Christmas is attempting to get in on the right above the sign Le Palais des Princes.

Le Palais des Princes was built in the 15th century for Jean 1er Grimaldi and was totally restored in 1650 by Prince Honoré II of Monaco. The building was a replacement for the ancient citadelle which was destroyed in war. Later, in the 18th century, its use was transferred to the Palais Carnoles, which is now a museum with a beautiful garden specialising in citrus. This is over the other side of town and I'll be taking you there one of these fine days.

Tomorrow, we'll look at a restaurant in rue Longue.

19 comments:

  1. What a peaceful and interesting view.
    It's surely the way to go when visiting another country. Back roads and alleys always show the interesting and unusual of city/country living. ; )

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  2. This is a very tight squeeze to get through and no place to stop and have a chat. I can't imagine living in such close quarters. Do you like it Jilly?

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  3. a quite beautiful street one would be believed in Italy.
    I adore the pot of flowers in an already narrow street

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  4. Abraham, in the old days, with large families, life was lived on the streets and you'd find chairs outside each house.You still find that from time to time. There is certainly room to stop and chat - remember there are no cars in rue Longue.

    Yes, I absolutely adore it and would happily live in the Old Town but would want to live higher up where there is more sun. Rue Longue is the lowest street within what were the ramparts. All of the Old town is historically protected now.

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  5. Again, so much history !
    If only the walls could speak.
    The arch at the end is beckoning me.
    A tourist like me would wear out his camera in a Rue like this !

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  6. I can imagine the neighbors having a balcony to balcony chat. I would enjoy that, wonder if people still do it (we are so "busy" these days...)

    Yes, I'd want to live in a setting like this. I know how thick those walls are. They keep the heat and cold out. Noise does get through, though - no double pain windows there, I imagine, but after a while you tune it out. And I wouldn't mind "that" kind of noise :).

    Beautiful post, Jilly, as always.

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  7. I really like the way this photo came out. It seems like everything points to the middle.

    The narrow street is so charming. But I can imagine the difficulty in getting (big) new furniture delivered to the homes. :-)

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  8. When I am in places that have interesting streets like this, I find myself taking photos of them. I adore them and wish we had some like it. Like Fenix, I imagine the balcony-to-balcony chats. What fun!!

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  9. It is such a pleasure, Jilly, to experience these places through your lens. Beautiful street!

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  10. What a great place for a chat! Glad it is protected!

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  11. what a nice atmosphere! peaceful street, wonderful picture! cheers!

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  12. ....now, just imagine. You could buy a really big Hi-Fi and set the amplifier in one room, buy a flat opposite and have the speakers in there. Open both sets of windows and play it to optimum volume, enjoying concert hall "fullness of sound".

    I'm sure the neighbours would like it very much. Afterall they live so close and friendly. ;-O

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  13. I like these old narrow streets and all the history behind them.

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  14. The ambiance of old town centers always captivate me, and this photo is no exception. I love it.
    An aside: did you know that there is a difference in spelling ambience? Fascinating.

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  15. Kate - good point! I did know about ambiance/ambience and I always thought the French word was ambience but no, it's ambiance and it's translated as 'atmosphere' but I think there's a subtle difference when we use the word ambiance, don't you? It's atmosphere plus...ambiance.

    In English, as you say, both are correct it seems.

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  16. it looks amazing ! perfect for taking pictures or painting . it's great to walk around but i wouldn't like to live there , the neighbors are too close and you can change their tv stations with your remote .

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  17. i love these small little alleys with brick roads and small shopping tables outside and such .. your picture reminds me of them

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  19. Realy looking very beautiful structure in this row.



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