Sunday, October 25, 2009

A kind of magic

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose

I have visited the Mont Saint Michel many times before but at the beginning of this week I literally saw it in a different light. We wanted to show MIL the MSM but it is not really suitable if you cannot walk very far. So a driving tour around the baie ~ bay was just the thing.

People in the summer take guided walks across the treacherous sands, the tide goes out a very long way and it can be a very dangerous place.

Far from the madding crowds
I love the coast after the summer visitors have left, the sun was blinding and it shimmered across the wet sands, giving us a spectacle I have never seen before. So now the baie, has become rather special to me.

So now I see the tourist attraction really has some magic!

Once upon a time
Beach art

Read more about the Mont Saint Michel HERE.

You could use the French word scintiller for shimmer and sparkle
The French word for tide is marée


♥ Braja said...

I love that word for shimmer and sparkle :)

LadyFi said...

Wow - sparkling photos - so beautiful. Sigh.

French Fancy said...

I feel ashamed to say that we have never visited it. We've seen it from a distance whilst driving from Normandy to Brittany but have never fancied actually walking around it. I have been to the Cornish equivalent though.

I love your sand photo.

ArtPropelled said...

Your photographs make Mont Saint Michel look far more enchanting than the other photos I've seen on the web. Love the sandscape too.


In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose. So VERY true :-)

I love your images. TFx

Ken Devine said...

I love the quotation.
I love St Michael's Mount
I love Mont Saint Michel more
I love YOUR pics of the place
I'd love to go back again and see it in a different light.
Thanks for evoking fond memories Blu.

Carol said...

I want to visit there....It looks enchanting!!

I love your Beach Art photo too!!

C x

bindu said...

Oh wow. That first picture is amazing! And what a contrast it makes with the second one. The beach art picture is lovely and abstract. Very nice.