Photo: Le Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Sarah and I were on a mission to find a new home in Portugal but, as we often do, we arranged to combine this trip with several other mini-adventures in France and Spain. Yes, Charles DeGaulle airport is a relatively long way from Lisbon, but with much better airfares, we were able to rent a car and spend several days seeing places in France we longed to see at no more cost. First on the list was Le Mont-Saint-Michel, a place I had wanted to visit since I first saw an old photograph in National Geographic many years ago.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a tiny island municipality off the coast of Normandy, France. Its fame comes from the dream-like 8th Century monastery that dominates the landscape. The construction of this well-preserved town demonstrates life during the feudal time during which it was constructed. It was fun running around and getting lost in the narrow streets and alleyways. If you ever get a chance to visit, I would classify this as a must see. 

I made this image with:

Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens

Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/11
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 62 mm

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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