Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mont St. Michel - Day 4, Part 3

Mont St. Michel (said like Michele) is an abbey on the French coast an hour or so away from Normandy. Before the technology existed, at high tide, the Mont St. Michel would become an island reachable only by boat. Even now, driving is restricted near the island at high tide and cars are not permitted at any time. I love places like this - where time seems to stop. Yes, there are too many souvenir shops, but in most spots on the island you can get lost in the stonework, the sun shining on the sea, and the traces of the men and women who made this small fortress their home all those many moons ago.
Mont St. Michel from the road - impressive as loomed in the distance.

1 comment:

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

I LOVE THE PICTURES FROM THIS DAY. Ahh, so fun! Do you just want to go back this instant.