Monaco is small and cramped especially when trying to park your rental car.
But nearby Nice, where this visitor stayed was, well - nice.
In the warm weather , wandering along the promenade (des anglais) was most pleasant. Combine that with a carafe of local wine and a steak piquante and you have a very conducive evening.
Back in Monaco, via the picturesque coastal road, the Man Utd fans were outnumbered by about 3 or 4 to one as the place was full of Russians.
Though typically the Super Cup has a much lower profile in England it must be frustrating for Sir Alex to lose again in the Principality.
Mostly Zenit looked the dangerous team though Man Utd had more possession in the first half. Tevez stood out for his effort but otherwise they struggled to create many chances.
So Zenit took their opportunities and were deserved 2-1 winners with star man Arshavin making just a second half appearance.
for more pics see http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/65017730