Le Mont-Saint-Michel1 is a French commune located in the department of Manche Basse-Normandie region which takes its name from a rocky island dedicated to St. Michael where now stands the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
The architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay are the busiest of Normandy and the third of France attraction (after the Île-de-France) with more than 3 million visitors each year 2 (3250 000 20063). A statue of St. Michael placed at the top of the abbey church rises 170 meters above the shore. Major element, the abbey and its dependencies are classified as historic monuments by the list of 18624 (60 other buildings being protected by suite5); the town and the bay listed for 19,796 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
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Giustiniani (3132) 2014-05-08 11:25
j'aime bien l'effet de contraste entre le premier plan net et coloré et le Mont Saint Michel en demi-teinte comme toile de fond. L'idée est intéressante.
siudzi (32723) 2014-05-08 11:34
Wow! What a beautiful and elegant composition of this impressive scene! Really fantastic and well executed presentation. Like it!
Noel_Byrne (21684) 2014-05-08 12:35
A really magical shot. The building in the distance looks like something from some epic fantasy film, and I would expect the foregroUnd to be filled with huge battles between monsters. But instead of that, you have the scene filled with these placid shep creating a wonderful sense of calm. The mist is perfectly suited to the whole view. Really nicely done, thanks for sharing. Great note too.
soupie01 (789) 2014-05-08 15:39
I really liked the composition here. The river leads nicely to the abbey. The sheep provide some interest. Excellent.
federico (2169) 2014-05-08 15:52
hello antoine, very interesting foreground with a classical background that seems floating in the air
arnie (1769) 2014-05-09 2:21
A very nice capture, the lush green grazing grass with sheep giving a nice focal point leading to the main subject covered in a hazy mist.
- Copyright: paris antoine (tonio) (362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mont St-Michel [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-08 9:20