Photographer's Note

The Mont-Saint-Michel is thus a granitic rocky island situated east of the mouth of the river of Couesnon, rock on which was built a sanctuary in honour of the holy archangel Michel from 709. Before by that time, it was known as the " mountain Falls ". During all the Middle Ages, was usually called " the Mont-Saint-Michel at the risk of the sea " (Mons Sancti Michaeli in periculo husband).The Mont-Saint-Michel, soaks in the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel, opened on La Manche. The island is a granitic exgrowth about 960 metres of circumference, which reaches(affects) 92 metres in height and offers a surface appeared about 280 ha, above which rises the abbey. This island rises in a big sandy plain which the tide invades twice a day.
In 1846, Édouard Le Héricher so described him, with the bombast of this time, but which still well reports the reality: " the Mont-Saint-Michel appears as a circular mountain which seems to subside under the monumental pyramid which crowns her. We would like to prolong his top in a pointed arrow which would rise towards the sky (the current arrow dates only of 1899), dominating his canopy of fogs or getting lost in a pure and warm

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  • Copyright: patrice moreau (patmor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 57] (576)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-31
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-01 4:40
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