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Mont Saint-Michel

Naturally, I was excited when my parents said that when they came to visit my sister and I in Europe, we’d go to interesting places like Mont Saint-Michel. I was just after the history and the views – completely failed to make the connection that it was of course dragon related. Saint-Michel is of course Saint Michael in French, and Michael is one of the significant dragon-slaying saints, probably takes a back seat just after Saint George. Beautiful day, lovely views. Interesting to note that they’re in the process of removing the causeway that gets you out to the mount so they can put in a bridge instead, to try and return the natural surroundings to what it is meant to be (you can see if very silted up around where the car park used to be). I can imagine it would have been an interesting place to live, either as a monk or a prisoner… no, I’m not getting inspiration for a new story, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not!

Ok, onto the Saint-Michel pictures. The first is a replica of the bronze statue on top of the highest tower, the second is a stained glass window from the parish church – the latter was not as crowded as the monastery itself.

Saint-Michel and dragon statute - replica of bronze on church tower

Saint-Michel in stained glass

Mirrored from jacquelinebrocker.esquinx.net.

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