World famous Casino de Monte Carlo is a beautiful sight. Unfortunately these palace guards won’t let you rollerskate through the Casino gardens and up to the casino. Don’t be fooled – they look like they’re just standing around for the eleven o’clock rifle twirling exhibition, but these guys will pick up a roller skater by the arms – backpack and all – and carry him over to a bench where they’ll surely swear at him in French. Trust me – I’m seen them do it.
The guards won’t let me get any closer to the Casino, and with the paparazzi wondering if photos of a roller skier getting ejected out of town might be worth something, I leave the scene and watched it quickly regain the famous buzz of glamour.