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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 1)

IslandMan ·
Thanks PH, great pictures and journey. This has been on my wish list for many years. Your informative article has pushed it up that little more....
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PortMoresby ·
A visit to this church, almost exactly 30 years ago, is one of my fondest travel memories. I stayed on the island and went to mass, it was a dark and stormy night (really), the wind howled, we were welcomed in English, the only visitors present in the small congregation and I've never felt so included as a traveler. Part of what I remember was a distinct dip worn into the stone of the stairs on the climb into the church. It appears from the beautiful photo at the top of this page that the...
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

Paul Heymont ·
I'd not be surprised if the stones have been renewed; there is construction and reconstruction going on constantly (as it must have also in the Middle Ages). I cropped most of it out, but you can see some of the scaffolding in one of the pictures above.
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 1)

My Thatched Hut ·
This is definitely on my list of places to go within the next couple of years. Good story, thanks. Tom
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 1)

Jonathan L ·
These are great and Mt. St. Michel is deifnitly on my bucket list.
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Re: Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

GarryRF ·
It's amazing to see that nature can be predicted. We can prepare for it and enjoy its wonder.
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

Travel Rob ·
What a bargain for such a wonderful experience!
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you bring that little gray cat back with you, PHeymont?
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

Paul Heymont ·
Definitely no! Our kids are all grown, and we have no animal dependents to keep us off the road!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 4, 2015: Stairway to Heaven

IslandMan ·
Beautiful lighting, PH, well captured...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 4, 2015: Stairway to Heaven

Mac ·
Oooh I like that shot PH, strong lines and good lighting!! Nice one, thanks.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
In the UK at twilight we get Starlings gathering for a dance just as the sun has set. 60 - 100 thousand gather to perform a spectacular formation dance in many locations. Then just as quick they'll dive back into the country side for another day. Usually lasts about 10 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Q-EbX6dso
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

Paul Heymont ·
I'll bet that's generated a few "UFO" calls in its time...Spectacular!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
Only from tourists ! We're used to seeing them PHeymont But we still watch in awe at natures magnificence.
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Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

Paul Heymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
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July 21, 2017: Venetian Ports, Lake Garda

Ian Cook ·
Malcesine, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, is a picturesque town with cobbled lanes and a castle. Today's view by Ian Cook is of its beautiful harbors.
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At the Summit of Monte Baldo

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us along a precarious trail to the summit of Italy's Monte Baldo, with spectacular views!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 6: Chateau D'If, France's Alcatraz

Paul Heymont ·
The storied Chateau D’If sits on the small island of If,  just a short ferry ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port. Built originally (depending on your view) to defend Marseille from invasion or to keep Marseille under the king’s...
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A Farm Visit in Normandy

Paul Heymont ·
I lost my heart in Paris a long time ago, but every time we visit we plan some out-of-city experiences as well. Last summer, as part of our two weeks in Paris, we planned a two-day side-trip to Normandy, visiting Mont-Saint-Michel.   For our...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

Paul Heymont ·
  With Halloween coming in two days, it seemed like the moment for this twilight picture of Mont-Saint-Michel, France, seemingly under attack by hordes of birds.   Actually, there's nothing really sinister about it; they're just the usual...
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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 1)

Paul Heymont ·
    The Island and Village Everyone told us that Mont-Saint-Michel is “special,” even friends who knew how many old churches and quaint villages we’ve been to, even those who usually are concerned with long drives for...
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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

Paul Heymont ·
The Abbey and Monastery Mont-Saint-Michel is, really, two places: the historic religious structures at the top of the island mountain, and the town below that supported it in ancient times and today. The town featured in Part 1; this time we're...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 4, 2015: Stairway to Heaven

Paul Heymont ·
  The unusual light in this shot invites the title, but the stairs actually rise not to heaven, but to the heavenly beauty of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. As you might imagine, a town and abbey on an island mountain feature plenty...
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Tour de France to start at Mont-Saint-Michel (where bikes are banned)

Paul Heymont ·
This year's Tour de France will kick off at a spectacular location, but some locals are upset because their own bikes are banned from the island.
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Anatomy of a Trip, Oaxaca: Monte Alban

PortMoresby ·
During the months of preparation for my trip to Oaxaca, I wrote " It remains to be seen if archeological sites are in my future but, as an activity of which I've never partaken, I really should give it a go."
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March 13, 2016. Wicker Toboggan Sled ride, Monte to Funchal, Madeira.

Ian Cook ·
A unique feature of Madeira is the wicker sled ride down Monte.
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Chamonix, France

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the lovely alpine region of Chamonix, France, home to the beautiful but deadly Mt. Blanc.
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Re: At the Summit of Monte Baldo

Amateuremigrant ·
Lovely selection of pics Ian ! Hope you're none the worse for your tumble.
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Mont des Arts Garden, Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits this lovely urban garden in Brussels, located between the Royal Palace and the historic core of the city.
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Professorabe ·
The top photo, in particular, is fabulous.
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Chamonix, France

George G. ·
George G shares a memorable visit to breath taking Chamonix, France. Its views of Mt. Blanc are to die for!
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Mont Saint-Michel

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L brings us a photo of the medieval town of Mont Saint-Michel
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A Day on Mont Saint-Michel

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a trip back in time on his visit to Mont Saint-Michel, France.
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Re: A Day on Mont Saint-Michel

Jonathan L ·
Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: A Day on Mont Saint-Michel

Marilyn Jones ·
An excellent article: very informative, and your photos offer the best visual I have ever seen of Mont Saint-Michel. It's on my Bucket List! #France
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The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L walks us through the incredible abbey itself, and explores how much of it sits not on the island but on its supporting buildings.
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Re: The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

Jonathan L ·
Thank you.
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Re: The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and brilliant photos! If I ever get the opportunity, I will take your instructions about timed-tour tickets to heart. #France
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Re: The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
A great summary of the Abbey! My wife and I visited in early May, when it was not very crowded. What I most remember are the fabulous views from the terrace overlooking the sea.
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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