Monday, April 03, 2006


Thousand-year-old ramparts

Thousand-year-old ramparts, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

Seasonal extremes: These ancient ivy-covered ramparts of Mont St. Michel in Normandy overlook the Atlantic tides. Until 100 years ago, access to this glorious monastery was regulated by the tides, and pilgrims could only cross when the tide was out, as it is here. I have never seen anything like Mont St. Michel and would like to spend days and days exploring its turrets, chapels, gardens, cloisters, ramparts, village, and cathedral. This is actually a winter photo, despite the greenery.

Here is how Mont St. Michel looks from a distance when approaching:
Mont St. Michel, Normandy

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