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 Monte Car lo ,  MONACO

View of the  PORT DE MONACO  facing South-West .
{ The large yacht in the background is moored adjacent to the QUAI ALBERT 1er. }
The Villa Les Bruyères   is located at the extreme Western corner of the
PORT DE MONACO in  Place Saint Devote  -  which is to the far-right { out of camera shot }.

General Schematic (below)  of  MONTE CAR LO showing the PORT DE MONACO
 

General Map (below) of  MONTE CAR LO showing the PORT DE MONACO and the Place Saint Devote


 

Photo-composite of the Place Saint Devote ( below ) facing North-West with the Rue Grim aldi at the bottom left , and Monte Carlo train station
in the background - elevated several storeys above sea-level.
Scrolling-right will bring you to the Villa Les Bruyères  whereMr Michael William SMURFITis ,at the time of writing ,
the Honorary Con sul  for €ire ( the Republic of South Ireland ).    The steps to the right of the building , No. 1 , ( the ESC. DE LA COSTA ) lead off
from the AVENUE  D'OSTENDE and form the base of a stairway leading to the rear-entrance of the SMURFIT Villa and upwards to the overhead
roadway ( the BRETELLE  AUREGLIA - which divides the back garden of the building ) , and on upwards again , to the AVENUE de la COSTa.
{  The break in the image is due to film - namely , the premature end of the roll... }

Photo-composite close-up of the Place Saint Devote ( below )
 


Main entrance to theVilla Les Bruyères ( below )

View of the Villa Les Bruyères ( below ) facing North-East showing the scaffolding at the rear - between the building and the elevated roadway.


                  Historical  Note
   The hub of social activity was the circle of Arthur , Duke of Con naught
   (1850-1942), youngest son of Queen Victoria, who had visited the area with his
   mother and during his brother's reign, but who, after the death of his wife, chose to
   spend his winters near Beaulieu. He bought the Villa Les Bruyères on 
   Cap Ferrat , and came there every year between 1920-1939, during which time
   he was a regular worshipper at St. Michael's.F
   He always arrived by train from London in time for the 11 November, where,
   after the Anglican service, he took part in the Armistice Day procession, in which 
   the English colony joined with native inhabitants of Beaulieu in an act of
   commemoration at the War Memorial.

    F...St. Michael's Anglican Church 
         11, Chemin des Myrtes
         06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

    Sources : (1)  St. Michaelís church archives.
                   (2)  Papers of Rev. J.O. Stephens in possession of his grand-daughter, 
                          Lady Aldington. 
                   (3)  New York Herald, Paris, 18 December 1903. 
                   (4)  The Anglo-American Gazette, 21 December 1903
                   (5)  H.J.C. Knight, The Diocese of Gibraltar, a sketch of its history, 
                          work and tasks, London 1917. 
                    (6)  E.F.W. Eliot, St. Michaelís Church, Beaulieu, 50th anniversary 
                           leaflet, 9 December 1934. 
                    (7)  B. Pleydell Bouverie, ms. notes on the history of St. Michaelís in 
                           possession of Canon Matthews. 
                    (8)  P. Howarth, When the Riviera was ours, London 1977. 
                    (9)  A. Cane, Anglais et Russes à Villefranche-sur-mer, Beaulieu, 
                          Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 1988. 

Revised August 2003.  Prof. Richard Cooper
Brasenose College, Oxford.

Photo-composite of the PORT DE MONACO  from the   ESC. DE LA COSTA (stairway) to the rear of  Villa Les Bruyères one-storey or
so above the roof of No. 1  ( below ) - showing the scaffolding  sandwitched between the rear of the building and the elevated one-way roadway
( BRETELLE AUREGLIA ).   The stairway connects with the elevated roadway via the footbridge and descends past the rear-entrance of the building and underneath the elevated roadway - finally exiting onto the AVENUE D'OSTENDE some 4-storey's below.

Rear entrance to theVilla Les Bruyères ( below )

Close-up of the Rear entrance to theVilla Les Bruyères ( below )

A bust of the Grand Master of the FREEMASONS himself , Sir Winston Churchill ( below ) , in a suitable position ,  in the  Square Winston Churchill ,
to the rear , adjacent to the Avenue de Grande-Bretagne , overlooking the office of the Irish Honor ary Con sul , Mr Michael Smurfit  and also the
offices of  ANSBACHER(MONACO) SAM - located in the GEORGE V  building , next door (to the Irish Honorary Con sul's office).

                                                        Irish Consul Offices ,
                                                        Le Prince des Galles ,
                                                        5 , Avenue des Citronniers , 
                                                        Monte Carlo ,
                                                        Monaco 98000
                                                        Tel : 377 93 15 70 000
                                                                                                                             
                                   AN$BACHER(MONACO) $AM               
                                                                                                                             

 


 

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