While most of Europe is flooded or snow-bound, the French Riviera is enjoying an early Spring.
GV. At Nice Cagnes Hippodrome Horses parading in paddock.
GV. Spectators in fore ground, horses parading in background.
CU. Sir Melwin Ward well known horse owner.
CU. Man holding baby.
TV. Spectators in stand.
GV. Start of race.
CU. Mrs. Venture, owner, watching race.
GTV. Horses towards jump.
GROUND SHOT. Horses over jump.
TGV. Horses past winning post.
LV. Public walking in brilliant sunshine.
LV. Two girls picking mimosa, spring flower.
SCU. The two girls studying race programme.
GV.PAN. Start of another race PAN TO B.V. showing snow covered mountains in B.G.
SV. Mother and baby sitting in park.
GV. Man reading paper as he strolls through park.
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: While most of Europe is flooded or snow-bound, the French Riviera is enjoying an early Spring. Mimosa blossoms, the mercury stands at 59???F., and the Riviera spring Handicap at the Nice Hippodrome, Jan 17, was raced in Spring-like sunshine. The backcloth os snow-capped mountains reminded everyone of the gruelling task facing the Monte Carlo Rally drivers now motoring along their routes.
The firs competitors are expected in Monte Carbon Wednesday, Jan 21.
Let's hope this gorgeous weather lasts, after nearly a week of night driving and joy roads those stalwarts deserve a spot of Riviera sunshine.