Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Yup, you've already seen this card, in case you wondered why it looked familiar to you...i pulled it back from the older-posted cards, along with the following one...


Well, as with most of my Monte Carlo cards (except for one) i have this one bought by myself when i went there...
I know i sholdnt be saying this, and that its ridiculous, but I used to have a problem of distinguishing the city from the state  :D
I often used to mix them up and thing that Monaco is the city, Monte Carlo is the state...the whole concept of  was something abstract to me...but of course, once you grow up, things get clearer, and reality starts functioning differently.

Monaco is a Constitutional Monarchy and Principality with Prince Albert II as Head of the State. The Grimaldi family family has ruled over Monaco since 1297 and the state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861. Despite being independent, Monaco’s defence is still the responsibility of France.  (now this, i didnt know...)
Monaco is the worlds most densely populated sovereign country and the world's smallest French speaking country...

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