21 November 2006

I know where I want to go

Sure, there's the Louvre and the Eiffel tower, but if I ever get to France, I want to visit Mont Saint Michel. I think I'd seen a picture of it when I was a kid, but I'm pretty sure this was the first time it registered as a real place to me. Being a tidal island with a castle on top of it, it seems more suited to fairy tale books than real life.

I was setting the vcr to tape Prime Suspect 7 (a most excellent detective miniseries starring Helen Mirren) when In Search of Myths and Heroes was playing. It was halfway through the King Arthur episode, but I was quickly hooked because the cinematography and locations (including Mont Saint Michel) were spectacular. I'll have to remember to keep an eye out for the next episode on Shangri-La on PBS.

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  1. Mont St. Michel is pretty neat... that whole tidal thing.

  2. Mont Saint Michel is a great place, I've been there twice, I think - lots of narrow streets and creperies, not to mention the epic view from the top.

    It's great for photographs as well, I'd like to go back there.

    I was reading about the MSM recently, I think they're trying to dredge up some of the silt and get rid of the access road because the silt is building up and stopping it flooding properly. They're trying to get the money together for a bridge.

  3. Ooh, I'm jealous, Sam. I've seen some spectacular photos of it, but I would love to shoot it myself too.

    Interesting about the access road. A bridge would probably be more aesthetically pleasing as well.

  4. You totally have to go there. It's really worth the visit.