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What's on in Monaco 26 Oct-1 Nov 2017

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October 26th Newsletter

Nationalisme, c'est la guerre (1)

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We went to see the photograph exhibition of French scientist turned Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard this week. Entitled "Un Hymne a la Beaute", the collection includes 100 images of people, traditions and landscapes in the region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Many of the photographs are striking, especially scenes of mountains, including Everest and the Himalayas. The portraits depict serene faces, both young and old, well cared for monks and age-ravaged, dentally-challenged lay people. Buddhist traditions are not so very different from those of theistic religions: prayers rise up from forests of flags rather than votive candles, temples are richly decorated and contain giant Buddha statues, and in festivals monks whirl and jump just like dervishes.

There's no entrance fee to the exhibition, which runs until 9 November in the Quai Antoine 1er Gallery, next door to Quai des Artistes. Open daily except Mondays, 13:00 to 19:00.
School holidays started yesterday after classes ended and the kids return on Monday 6 November. But most important to remember this weekend is that the clocks change in the wee small hours of Sunday morning. Enjoy your extra hour in bed!

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Kingsman and Thor.
Friday: Baltic inspired classics.
Saturday: Spiritual psychotherapy.
Sunday: Cecilia Bartoli sings.

For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is by former French president Francois Mitterrand, born this day 1916.

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