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Sundown at Le Mont Saint-Michel

When you go to Normandy and make the effort to visit Le Mont Saint Michel then you have to shoot during last light, if you are a photographer. Which is what I did. We had an extraordinary day and last light was really good. There were not so many shots but the few are sufficient.

Going to that place is a must. I must admit, I really do love mont saint michel. 


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Late Aftermoon at Le Mont Saint-Michel

Even looking at that picture when you are back home provides the feeling of tranquility. Looking over the meadows and over to Mont Saint-Michel is quite an experience. Great does not describe it, the scene is unique. And with unique I mean you will not find such a place elsewhere. Of course there are similar places but that small island is special. 

Imagine only a couple of houses within the ramparts of the fortress, chapels and churches. You make your way up to the monastery which is secured like a castle. When you are on the upper plateau you have a look around the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel. The view over the Baie is also more than unique. 

Looking at the above pic could make you think that the world ends after the island. 

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The road to Le Mont Saint-Michel

going home for the day, in the background you can see hotel compound; below.

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Le Mont Saint-Michel

People returning from Le Mont Saint-Michel by bus and on foot.

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People returning from Le Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a tourist magnet with hundreds of people arriving there every day. A bus transfer is organised that ferries people from the mainland to Mont Saint-Michel and back.

It is possible to walk the short stretch of about 2000 m as can be seen in the pics above and left. Tourists do some shopping at Mont Saint-Michel and after a day out they return to their hotels on the mainland.

The light was changing fast during sundown at the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel. We only shortly decided to go out and have a last look at the monastery. It was gorgeous. And, not to have gone there would have been such a miss. A dream for any photographer and also for anyone, simply loving nature.

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Sun going down at the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

Casting your eye back over the mainland you see the typical coastal landscape. And then there are moments when fading light, at the end of a day, produces colours that makes moments special. 

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