dinsdag 12 juni 2012

Graves of the Grimaldi's in Monaco

Here in the Saint Nicolas cathedral in Monaco tourists shuffle in line to get a glimpse of the graves of Rainier III and Grace, the prince and princes of Monaco. Rainier reigned from 9 may 1949 till 6 april 2005 (also the day of his death). and married Grace Kelly on 18 april 1956. Of course everyone knows of the terrible car accident on 19 september 1982 when Grace was killed.  All the Grimaldi's are buried here.

Here Ranier left and Grace right. It was not allowed to stand still but I tried anyway.
I dedicate this post to taphophile tragics you can find here.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. aw....nice they are able to lie together.

  2. I'm not surprised to see elegant head stones for this elegant couple. Glad you could get the shots, because I'd not likely stand in this line to view them. Great capture of the interior architecture, sc.

  3. Such interesting history and quite the line to see it!

  4. I didn't realize they were interred in a church. Such a sad end for Grace. She seemed quite aptly named.