Now I don’t normally post pictures about marine life, but I have moved away from the staples of food, wine and airplanes just for this one… I have to say that this museum is amazing and deserves a little write-up on this own.
The museum was set up as one of the previous Princes of Monaco (Albert I) had a keen interest in oceanography and built this beautiful museum on the cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The perfect location!
Given I know so little about sea life (until it becomes an item on my dinner plate), I will show you some pictures of the main attractions and not embarrass myself by trying to remember the exact species in each of the photos. If I do, I’ll make a note of it. Enjoy.
Its Blue Every Where
I think its flounder… but they are the camouflage experts
I think these are mix of sea bream and some other fish…
Squid – with no salt or pepper
European Lobster – I actually kinda felt bad eating his friend the other day (check out my review of La Vigie – here)
Fishes and Beautiful Coral
Real Colourful thingys (have absolutely no idea)
Upside Down Jellyfish
Baby Sea Horses
Nemo…. not sure if that its scientific name, but lets go with that!
The whale exhibit looks amazing….
Range of stuffed animals and antiquated – looks really cool… I have dreams about having a study room filled with these. Why?, well for no particular reason whatsoever!
I loved this skeleton of a Walrus – I so need one for my living room
This painting took my fancy… not sure if its of Monte Carlo, but it looks so amazing…
I am not sure how they preserve these fish… but this Stingray all looks pretty cool
Then there are these shark jaws…. I already had a real aversion to swimming in the ocean, so yeah this kinda doesn’t help that…
There are these beautiful tortoises on the roof of the museum which move at a super slow pace, so you can just enjoy watching them.
View from the Roof Top
The roof top view is so spectacular, its worth the visit just to gaze at the beauty of the French Riviera. I just love it…