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The old town of Menton on the French Riviera is a maze of narrow cobbled streets which are a joy to explore. Sometimes you turn a corner and find yourself walking down or up a broad stone staircase like the one in the above image. Menton is the last town before the Italian border and as a result the climate is perfect and an Italian flavour is very evident in the buildings and the food.
The Swiss cheese plant (Monstera) is a tropical ornamental that has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. These root easily once reach the ground, giving this plant a vine-like tendency. The Swiss cheese plant gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, which as it ages, becomes covered with holes that resemble Swiss cheese.
The Swiss cheese vine plant prefers full sun but will adapt to partial shade. It also enjoys a moist, well-drained soil. This plant grows best in warm conditions and requires high humidity.

Panasonic Lumix TZ30
December 2012

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Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Super view, the steps lead the eye and the mosaics are wonderful …

  • Thank you dear Tom…………………Menton is so interesting to explore and the Italian influence is very evident even in these mosaic steps………………………..x

    – Fara

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 1 year ago

    I Love those stairs! Great Capture Joyce!!!

  • Thank you so much Lee……………………………..x

    – Fara

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    So, you are saying…this is where they make Swiss Cheese???? Yummy…. great photo here!

  • Thank you Lorraine………………….do you like Swiss cheese?………………..I cannot say that it is one of my favourites……………….too sweet…………………………..I think your largest producer of Swiss cheese is the Brewster Dairy in Ohio……………………..we learn something everyday………………………..xxx

    – Fara

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Love the stone work in the steps,,,very beautiful!!!

  • They would be a nightmare in the rain but it doesn’t rain too much in Menton……………………thank you Dorothy…………………..xx

    – Fara

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    beautiful

  • Many thanks as always……………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 1 year ago

    Mosaic steps?? Wow, someone has patience as well as artistic vision! Love this, Joyce. I can’t see this in UK apart from medieval examples! ;-) Super image! Nice to see the cheese plant smiling!
    Good times to The Emerald Isle,
    Dave.

  • Thanks a million my friend………………….I think Italian artisans were at work here many many years ago…………….but I could be wrong………………….the town is old and full of character…………………….I do think the plant enhances the image………………….I hope you are warm………….it is just below freezing here but I suppose that is all we can expect…………………….always good to hear from and thanks for the greetings Dave………………..Joyce………………………….x

    – Fara

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 1 year ago

    Oooh, lovely. Beautiful steps. x

  • Thank you so much my friend……………………Menton is lovely with a beautiful all year round sunny climate………………the weather is the pits at the moment Agnes……………………..stay warm……………xxx

    – Fara

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago
    Beautiful steps.Great Capture Joyce!!
  • Many thanks dear Anna……………………………………..xx

    – Fara

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Where are all the holes (:>) Great perspective, the carpet or rugs on the stairs is an interesting aspect.

  • Thank you so much Barnie…………………the stairs are made of tiny little marble stones………….painstaking work but no problem to the Italians who probably did this mosaic work………………………..Joyce

    – Fara

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    You really captured this photo of the stairway excellently,,,well done Fara.

    Rick

  • Thanks a million Rick……………….there are quite a few stairways like this in Menton………………………Joyce

    – Fara

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