Monday, January 26, 2009

Teaser: Mont Saint-Michel

This is Mont Saint-Michel, a medieval fortress-abbey built on a rocky islet off the coast of Normandy, France. [Click on pictures to enlarge.] And this--the video below--is the breathtaking view of the surrounding flatlands in wintry low tide, taken from a terrace near the top of the abbey. The tiny tube-like objects you see way down below? Those are cars and tour buses. Mont Saint-Michel is four-and-a-half hours away by bus from Paris, or nine hours of travel back and forth. But with a reward as heart-stopping as this sight, who but the most philistine would care to fret?

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Anonymous said...

this place is awesome. though the crépes breton were nothing to write home about...mahal pa!

i did enjoy st.malo & should go there next time you're in bretagne.


beektur said...

galing! kailan ang bakasyon natin? we soon SHOULD travel together. for the meantime, wala ka bang assignment na makukuha sa NYC? Chicago? San Francisco/LA?

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