Photographer's Note

Mont Saint-Michel (Saint Michael Mount in English) is a small rocky tidal island in Normandy, roughly one kilometre from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches, close to the border of Brittany, which has led to Breton claims to the mount. Originally the Couesnon formed the border between the two duchies, and every so often the river would shift its bank, leading to ownership of the mount shifting between them. The river's bed has now been fixed and Mont Saint Michel is now firmly in Norman hands. Location : 48°38′8″N, 1°30′40″W. It is home to the unusual Benedictine Abbey and steepled church (built between the 11th and 16th centuries) which occupy most of the one-kilometer-diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the waters of the English Channel. The church is crowned by a gold leaf statue of St. Michael by Emmanuel Frémiet, reaching a height of 510 feet (155 meters) above the sea.

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I arrived there at about 6 pm, while all tourists were leaving. It was raining and we decided to have a night tour inside the abbey, starting from 7 pm. We arrived on the top after about one hour and the sun was shining on our heads, so we came down some time later, set up my camera and tripod and waited for the sun to go down....

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