Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nice to be in Nice




Two cards of Nice, where I’d very much like to be this morning as it’s cold here. The Promenade des Anglais and the Quai des Etats-Unis (United States) are the places to walk, showing off your ‘hat’ and smart clothes.

Several years ago we had a student who came to the house for English lessons, he was retired and used to be head of the toy department in Galeries Lafayette in Nice. He talked sometimes of the rich and famous customers who would come to buy toys for their children and grandchildren. One of these was Princess Grace who he told us insisted on standing in the queue to be served, just like everyone else. He also saw David Niven sometimes and he was every bit the English gentleman as you would imagine.

4 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

I love Princess Grace. To me she is a true Princess in every sense of the word. A first class lady.

Thank you for that bit of trivia.

Anji said...

Titania: I've always admired Princess Grace too.
She wasn't popular in France at first because Prince Renier was planning to marry a French actress when Grace turned up....

Sonny said...

Some postcards remind good memories in the past. I appreciate old pictures portraying wonderful tributes of a kingdom, a nation or a city.

Untouched creation of God is the most amazing of all. Thank you..

Anji said...

Sonny: Thank you for your comment. I'll try to sort out some landcapes for you to see.