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Cited: "It is not a little confusing to find, when you sit down to write of a picture town of France, that you must write at the same time of a little town in England, yet such is the necessity imposed by a curious geographical coincidence.

It has been said Nature never repeats herself, and that all her masterpieces are unique. Nevertheless, she has very nearly reproduced on the northern shore of the English Channel the wonderful Mont St. Michel that, upon the southern coast, stands as a monument marking the beginning of the boundary line between Brittany and Normandy, two of the most charming provinces of France.

The French Mont St. Michel is an isolated cone of rock, three hundred feet in height, that rises from the sea a half-mile or so from shore. Of almost the same circumference and of practically the same general appearance, the English St. Michael's Mount lifts itself half a mile off the Cornwall coast to a height but little less. The ancient legends of the land that now is France tell us that early in the Eighth Century St. Michael appeared in a vision to the Bishop of the Diocese embracing the Mount, and commanded that on that Mount he build a church, of which Michael should be the patron saint. The old-time folklore of Cornwall has precisely the same tradition, coming from a somewhat earlier period, concerning the St. Michael's Mount. On the summit of each rose a Gothic church in honor of this Saint. Later, a castle appeared on one and fortifications on the other. On each humble fishers built their villages, protected on the English rock by the castle, on the other by the walls. Around both sweep the Channel tides."
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Comments (19)

Manfred Vosseler on June 8, 2012

...für mich das schönste Bild Deiner Serie :-) ...like N°2!

Liebe Grüße, Manfred

Ismail yaşartekin on June 8, 2012

Very beautiful landscape.LİKE..Greetings.İSMAİL

Rolland Dominique on June 10, 2012


J' Aime beaucoup


♫ Swissmay on June 18, 2012

Lieber Manfred, vielen Dank! Liebe Grüsse, May

Swissmay 2 on June 23, 2012

Dear Ísmail, thank you very much! Best regards, May

Swissmay 2 on July 20, 2012

Leguima, thank you for commenting! Warm regards, May

♫ Swissmay on July 25, 2012

Cher Domi, merci beaucoup, mon ami! J'éspère que tout va bien!

Je t'embrasse, May

meispix68@gmail.com … on July 29, 2012

A great picture of a vegetation uncommon under those latitudes (thanks Mr Gulf stream!). I like the vividness of those colors. Great work May ! like.

Swissmay 2 on August 1, 2012

Philippe, thanks a lot! Yes, the Mediterranean vegetation and the soft humidity in Ireland and the West of the Brith isles do wonders for the vegetation.

Best wishes, May

Manol Manoman on August 8, 2012

Really nice image , i like it!!!

Greetings from Bulgaria, Manol

Swissmay 2 on August 10, 2012

Manol, many thanks!

Best regards from Switzerland, May

Heinz Peierl on August 20, 2012

Schön gestaltet

Like 7

Danke für den Besuch in meiner Galerie und die netten Worte. Habe mich sehr darüber gefreut

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


♫ Swissmay on August 22, 2012

Herzlichen Dank für deinen freundlichen Besuch, Heinz!

Liebe Grüsse, May

Prisoner_of_today on August 31, 2012

Beautiful view, like. Kind regards, Artem

A..W.. on September 1, 2012

Very nice. LIKE Greetings

Swissmay 2 on September 2, 2012

Artem, thank you very much for your many comments, my friend!

Warm regards, May

♫ Swissmay on September 3, 2012

A.W., thanks a lot!

Best regards, May

蒂芙尼.林 on August 23

Hi, May

stunning capture and nice composition L&F

thank you very much for your visit to my gallery

best regard Tiffany Liem

Swissmay 2 on August 26

蒂芙尼.林 Tiffany Liem, thank you so much for the compliment and the FL!

Warm regards, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 3, 2012
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    by Swissmay 2
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2010/06/04 13:41:34
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 9.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash