Monday, October 13, 2014

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Every country needs a creation myth.Here, in bronze, is Monaco's. François Grimaldi, disguised as a humble friar, took the Rock of Monaco in 1297 by force. See the sword? He needed the rock to launch an attack on Genoa and restore his family to power there. The principality is still governed by the House of Grimaldi. [2008]

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