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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

The abbey church is accessible through an old wooden door. You step into another world. This world is silent and you are awestruck the moment you set your foot into the nave of the church. The image on the left shows the view you have after entering the church. As previously reported, you are not allowed the use of a tripod. Though, while doing something about the ISO you might be able to take quite a good shot or two of the church. There are moments when there is no-one in the church and that is wonderful, because you are alone with your thoughts and I have seen people in there who, quite obviously, were very close to meditating. 

Going to that place is a must. 


The church is still of Roman style. And below you can see some more pics of the nave and the roof construction. I would have loved to do some more pics about the architecture but for that a tripod is essential. 

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A view through the length of the central aisle

Simple interior, above. The worshipper has no reason to drift away with his thoughts.

Below: you look into the roof, which is made of wood. This was done because the foundations were not strong enough to bear the weight of a standard roof made of stone.

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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Church - looking into the roof

Inside the Abbey

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Looking through the central aisle of the abbey towards the altar.

The abbey is still operational, meaning the do worship there. The people in this image were only visiting a heritage site and still, they take some time to sit down and reflect on whatever they have in mind. The place must have an impact on his visitors.

The Altar in the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Church

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the altar of the abbey
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Altar inside the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

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front view of the altar of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey

The altar is rather plain and shows no ornaments at all, no pomp at all. So, the altar can really serve its purpose without distracting worshippers.

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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Church Altar with Menora
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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Church Altar
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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Church Altar

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