Kara Visits Monte-Carlo
So before the Monaco Media Forum began last night and I had to get all Web 2.0 again, BoomTown succumbed to the charms of this luxe town on the Riviera–home of James Bond movie moments, tax-evading expats and a whole lot of European royalty.
In others words, quantum levels of classiness above where we exist (although we’d kill for a Starbucks every 50 yards).
Some observations about Monaco’s main town of Monte-Carlo:
It is really scenic, with lovely parks, flower-draped buildings, charming windy streets and stunning views of the water.
Also there’s enough gilt here to choke a horse, and if you want to buy a $100,000 watch, you’re all set. Also a Bentley!
After a while though, the sheer Disney theme-park perfection of the place made me want to litter and spit.
Then, after another while, I half expected to see Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway show up in a real-life version of the “The Princess Diaries.”
Then, a fine cup of espresso made me a little less grumpy.
Also, lots and lots and lots of surveillance cameras everywhere, as in other European cities. Thus, I decided not to litter or spit.
It goes without saying: I have no class.
Still, here is my video tour of Monaco, which is 100% Internet-free: