Archive for 15th April 2012

Monument to See

Plinky asked, “What famous mon­u­ment do you hope to see one day?”

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I’d like to go back to Mont St. Michel some day and spend more time there. I vis­ited the place briefly dur­ing a trip while I was in high school, and a small part of one day sim­ply wasn’t nearly enough time to spend in the clois­ters, much less the rest of the place. There’s so much his­tory there!



I would have been happy to wan­der up the wind­ing road lined with shops at a leisurely pace had we not been on such a strict sched­ule, but as it was I was rac­ing to make it to the top.



Of course, all vis­i­tors are on some­thing of a sched­ule, because the tide cov­ers the road to the island every day, and I’m not cer­tain vis­i­tors are even allowed to stay past a cer­tain time. It might be nec­es­sary to stay nearby and spend sev­eral days explor­ing, con­cen­trat­ing on a dif­fer­ent bit of the island each time — the clois­ters one day, dif­fer­ent stages of the cathe­dral con­struc­tion on dif­fer­ent days, the shops another — to truly do the place justice.

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