Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, France..

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One of the most impressive sights I have ever seen..
The history of Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708, when Aubert, Bishop of Avranches had a sanctury built. The mount soon became a place of pilgrimage.
In the 10th century Benedictines settled herein the abbey while a village grew up around it.
An impregnable stronghold during the 100 years war it's ramparts and fortifications were never breeched by the English..In 1863 it was used as a prison..At high tide the surrounding area is flooded..

23 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    Engaging photo, dramatic history. Excellent in everyway.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    Wonderful photo and read, fabulous!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (9 Oct 2010):

    Fantastic, Eithne!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    great shot.. in a sunny day! i have found only rain here!!!! LOL!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    You have captured it's beauty perfectly Eithne!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    I've seen this so often in travel shows, but your photo is one of the best!!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful shot! Well done. I like this place.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    wow..perfect comp! beautiful shot Eithne

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    WOW! Very impressive and beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing the history behind it.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (10 Oct 2010):

    Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments and a special thank you to David for the spotlight..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Oct 2010):

    What a beautiful picture of a well preserved sanctuary in history...Great narrative also.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    What an amazing place! I would love to see the inside! Fantastic shot!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    wonderful place, I've never seen it without fog arount the tower!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    This one is on my "bucket list" to see in the next few years!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    This is an outstanding shot! Very well done...

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    I agree it is one of the most impressive sights on earth and you captured it perfectly!

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić said (16 Oct 2010):

    Amazing image. I love how you composed it.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    A most excellent capture.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (22 Oct 2010):

    This place is on my Bucket List. So jealous!!

  • Nicoletta Pasquini

    Nicoletta Pasquini said (26 Oct 2010):

    Great place, and great shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    What an incredible place and shot!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (4 Nov 2010):

    I love the way the sun is shining on this gorgeous majestic structure! You have captured an aura of strength and antiquity, with a rich history. So beautiful!

  • MARCO MEYO

    MARCO MEYO   gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful image....

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