Post by MadameConcorde on Mar 22, 2012 14:48:36 GMT -5
I was walking by the Grimaldi forum this afternoon. I unexpectedly bumped into the openiing of the electric cars and alternative energies EVER 2012 exhibition opening.
I noticed there was more people than usual on the terrace so I went up the steps to have a look. I saw the Prime Minister's car parked across the road so I suspected there was an official gathering. I saw Prince Albert's Lexus parked at an angle on the terrace with the driver and a police officer standing by.
Prince Albert was surrounded by a number of people and was presented a strange looking bright red wind turbine displayed on the terrace along with several models of electric cars.
Lucky I had my camera with me. I took a few quick pictures for you all to see. Note that these are my own pictures as always. I have reduced the size. I hope they won't take too much bandwidth.
I must say I have always shown more interest for the car than for the man.
MadameConcorde riding around Monaco with MC01... can you imagine?
I was on my way to the nearby McLaren and Ferrari stores to see the new models so I quickly forgot the electric cars and the hybrid Lexus. I was out to see some real cars!
Thanks for the photos Madame C! Camille was also at the opening - and she is a budding photographer.
Camille Gottlieb, the daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, takes her first steps in professional photography by photographing her uncle Prince Albert II at Grimaldi Forum on March 22, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco. Camille is following a training period at the Press center of Monaco, a mandatory training for every pupils in Monaco schools.
Thank you so much madame concorde! You and duchess1 are our embedded journalists!!! Good job!
Albert is not wearing the ring as far as I can see. He did so during most? of the events before, even without Charlene present. But not now. Could that mean something? Combined with what her flunkies wrote about "no intention to leave" and ladys lunch?
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2012 2:00:29 GMT -5 by margarita
She was nowhere to be seen at the time I was there.
I may have seen Stephanie's daughter only I don't follow the Grimaldi's lives so even if I walked past them I would not be capable of telling who's who aside from Stephanie, Caroline and Albert.
These kids can have everything they want. They don't even need talent to succeed it's all brought to them on a platter only because they were born in the right families.
Ah, to have a silver spoon life!
Yes, but silver spoons get tarnished and the taste of tarnish is very bitter, I'm afraid. And diseases like cancer and heart disease don't care what kind of metal you've been born to put in your mouth if they've but a bulls eye on your back.
I highly doubt that Prince Rainier ever pimped out the palace as Albert has. Here are some cars on display at the palace - as part of the Ever Monaco Exhibition's Monaco Eco Luxury Tour - a parade of the world's best electric cars.