The Towering Old Village

Small Rental Car

If you’re going to rent a car in France (or most other places in Europe), you had better not say you want a “small” car. If you do, the car will be smaller than you expect. In fact, it will be smaller than both you and your bags expect. It’s best to ask for 4 doors, otherwise you may not have room for anything other than yourself and a small espresso cup. I found this out the hardway on a roadtrip here through Bordeaux with Tom! Anyway… a little word of warning there!

Daily Photo – The Towering Old Village

Aren’t medieval places the best? Yes! I wonder what it would be like to live here all the time. Maybe you’d get tired of how charming and Hansel & Gretel everything is all the time… I doubt it though!

Around this old monastery of Mont Saint Michel is a curtain wall where you can easily walk along the top. It’s quite cool because every few steps there is a good view of the village and the tower above, each view offering another good photo op.

The Towering Old Village

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 15:55:44
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  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length21mm (21mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • susan ratcliff

    Such a beautiful photo – I am glad you got to visit – the car story is funny! 🙂

  • Great “vintage” look. The details in the roof mid left are awesome. And hey, I’ve got a small car WITH four doors! 😉

  • Witold Skrzypiński

    That’s the kind of picture I visit this blog in hope of seeing.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Great shot and great detail.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Great pic. Mont Saint Michel is one of my favorite places. It’s almost like a fairy tale city.

  • Dee

    I love your pictures. I have read and re-read your HDR tutorial and I am not sure if I can be half as good!


  • Dee

    The moss covered roofs make for a great picture. Earlier I was amazed by the beauty of the pictures. Now having read and seen the HDR tutorial I can admire the finer details too.

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