Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monte-Carlo Casino

Souvenir de Monte-Carlo
(shown is the Casino)

This is a 'pull-out' postcard.  If you open the flap, there is a folded sheet of papers inside the postcard showing views of Monaco.  Below is a picture of the postcard with the flap open.


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The Monte Carlo Casino is owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the ruling family have a majority interest. The company also owns the principal hotels, sports clubs, foodservice establishments, and nightclubs throughout Monaco.

The casino was designed by the architect Charles Garnier, who also created the Paris opéra.

The citizens of Monaco are forbidden to enter the gaming rooms of the casino. Identity documents are checked at the door to enforce this rule.

James Bond, a fictional British spy, is often associated with the Monte Carlo Casino.
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Here is a postcard with the flap open and some of the pictures showing ...

Here is a newer postcard of the Casino...

Le Casino

unused, 2009


This place is beautiful inside!  But no cameras allowed at all once you are inside the building, and I found no good postcards of the interior  :(  .. this one here shows a bit of it on the top right corner ....

Principaute De Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

postmarked in 2009 with a Monaco dog 'The Chihuahua and The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel' stamp 

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