Monaco - view of the port
Monte Carlo Casino - Monaco
Independence Day in Monaco - Marisa lucked out to catch all of the celebrationEvery year our school sends representatives to a conference in Europe for international schools and college representatives. It's pretty important because she gets to attend various professional development workshops, speak more personally with college reps about prospective students from our school, and promote our school to those colleges. In other words, it's about networking and marketing and this year it couldn't have been done anywhere else but in the beautiful coastal country of Monaco!!
Statue of Grimaldi - standing outside the palace to commemorate the time when he disguised himself as a monk to re-take the palace from some posers
National Cathedral of Monaco
Gardens surrounding the palace
Another sweet sculpture outside the palace
Marisa and co-worker Roger holding it down at the booth
Marisa spent nearly the whole week in Monaco for the conference and I flew down to meet her in Nice, France (about 20 minutes by train) for the weekend. It wasn't the prettiest weekends weather-wise, but it turned out to be a relaxing and enjoyable visit.
Hotel room in Nice
View from atop hotel in Nice
Marc Chagall Museum (freakin' awesome)
Chagall - one of his "Song of Songs" paintings. Many of his paintings depict Old Testament stories.
Besides the Chagall Museum, all Marisa wanted was a stop at a French cafe
Russian church - established by many of the immigrants in Nice
Nice - French Riviera
It was a fantastic weekend trip to see a place we probably couldn't afford to stay for a week. It's probably gorgeous in the Spring/Summer.