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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Auditorium Rainier III


Aerial view of Auditorium Rainier III in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Known for its casinos, massive wealth, and Grand Prix Formula 1 auto race, the tiny country and principality of MONACO features high-end developments sitting along the Mediterranean Sea's coast. One of these developments is Monte Carlo's Auditorium Rainier III, with its hexagonal mosaic roof showing off its brilliant colors in the satellite image above. Auditorium Rainier III is a 1,000-seat concert and entertainment venue, featuring the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002. The historic, circa-1878 Opéra de Monte-Carlo appears behind the auditorium (top-right) in the photograph below. This opera house is barely shown in the satellite image's top-left corner. The following information seems to be rather difficult to find: Auditorium Rainier III was built in 1978. Finally, the attraction's rooftop masterpiece was created by artist Victor Vasarely (1906-1997).

Seaside photo of Auditorium Rainier III in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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