That's right, I forgot! Then it's actually a Canadian frigate purchased in Montreal at auction when Onassis was building his little empire and shuttling to and from South America, if memory serves. I hope it's not the one he had the whale foreskins as covers for bar stools, that's really gross and I would hope they wouldn't repeat the experience.
*Correction: that's the Christina. I should read my own links
It may seem I'm harsh on Spain these days, but I'm not hostile. The fact is that in my history research, it seems clear that many political decisions in the 19th century were marred by the influence of foreign investors who exploited a fragile throne be it an infant queen or her mother, to fall into massive debt and lose their rights to much of their mines locally and abroad. The result was a lot of inequities and unnecessary bloodshed to avoid losing the country. In essence, the civil wars were violence against themselves in order perversely to survive. The pretext was a struggle between an uncle and a child, which is not fair nor should have been pitted against each other. A Juan Carlos by far was better than a Franco, and before Franco a Canovas. The metals those bankers sought was not only to convert ships to iron (to Scottish shipyards' benefit), to checkmate the legendary Armada and establish another marine's supremacy but for the supremacy of bankers in arms dealing, as armies were switching to guns and rifles. You can't change history. In recent times, with Catalonia, we saw the failure on some level that any modern alliance with commoners through marriage doesn't resolve. Rather than to say the other day that Picasso's family were anarchists, they were rather republicans which Napoleon failed to bring about. That about face is as much to blame for the Picasso's reversal of fortune and no doubt there is more to it than ordinary people like me have access to, in terms of insider knowledge. The current coexistence of monarchy and a democratic system in Spain has so much potential to develop a model for the future where no one needs to be pushed out but can work together by asserting different functions not only ceremonial. That's my speech of the day
Post by MadameConcorde on Jan 13, 2019 12:18:27 GMT -5
When I was in the Navy we pulled liberty in Menton, France and went over to Monaco. We were looking at all the big yachts and guess who we saw? Grace Kelly was on one of the boats. We were in uniform and she was as excited to see us as we were to see her. She was such a sweet lady and believe me she was even more beautiful in person. That was one of my greatest moments in the two years I was over there. BTW, she was wearing very short shorts and had the most beautiful legs. We couldn't help staring, but she was very gracious and just smiled. The women of Southern France considered it a compliment to be looked at and Princess Grace obviously learn that well. Still, we the perfect gentlemen and known for that all over the Mediterranean. This happened in 1966 or 67.
comment posted on a Youtube video with the pictures of the most beautiful woman ever... Grace Kelly...
Si la naissance du sac fétiche de la maison Hermès s’est opérée en plusieurs étapes, on retiendra deux dates. 1935, quand le modèle a vu le jour, avec sa forme pure et architecturée, et son duo anse + bandoulière. Et 1954, quand Grace Kelly découvre les accessoires Hermès à Paris, avec la costumière Edith Head pour la préparation du film La Main au collet, avant d’être photographiée deux ans plus tard tenant ledit sac pour camoufler ses rondeurs de future maman…
Stroke of genius! And what a convergence too when you think of the pirate lore of Monaco. Love it. I had an encounter with a mysterious captain in Grand Cayman where we spoke of pirates. The Town of the Two Graces, talk about flip sides of a coin. Excellent curating 👌🏼