Mont Saint-Michel (B&W Tuesday…)

 

If you are thinking about travelling to France, here is one of the most wonderful places you should visit: Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy…
Although inhabited long before, the first monastery was built in the 8th century, “following instructions” of the Archangel Michael..
Seems to be he instructed the bishop of Avranches to build a church on the island…But the bishop did not pay a lot of attention…He repeated the instruction…The bishop ignored it…At the end, the Archangel got tired and angry and “…burned a hole in the bishop´s skull with his finger”..It was the year 708…And it was mostly finished by the end of the 13th century…
The village on the South Side grew up during the Middle Age, surrounded by walls that dated mostly from the Hundred Years War…
Being impressive from the distance, you can not miss the visit…All the history and magic of the place stays between its walls, that have seen everything along the years…Religion, siege, hunger, pain, punishment, death, mysticism…
Just take an audioguide..Forget about time and get lost in the History…

Mont Saint-Michel…

"Mont Saint-Michel"

“One Hundred and One….”

When I was very very young, I had to read at the school “Jonathan Livingstone Seagull”..

And I think it is because of that I like seagulls…I can spend hours just looking at them on the beach…

I remember as a real shock when somebody told me once that seagulls can be very aggressive, and they can even mutilate sick sailors if hungry enough!!!

I prefer to keep my old and childish idea about them…I like watching them gliding on a current of air, enjoying that moment…I like to see them on their own, looking at the sea, as if they were thinking about far, far away places…I enjoy when they allow themselves to be carried away by the whim of the Sea…

I took this pic during Christmas…It was early in the morning, and they were getting ready for a new day…A lot of racket and noise filled the air…And I think it was the man who was out of place…
"One hundred and one..."

What do you think?