Friday, August 19, 2022

Movin' on up

Slowly. It's a long, steep climb up from the town on the Mont Saint-Michel to the abbey complex at the top. The stone stairs can be hard on the feet and it's a good idea to take advantage of overlooks and benches for a rest along the way. It's probably a lot easier for the younger folks.

Taking a photo break on the way up. I was 32 years old. Digitized color slide, January 1992.

I don't remember going to the Mont Saint-Michel back in 1981-82, so this trip in 1992 was more than likely my first time there. As a reminder, I posted most of these photos a while back, mainly in 2007 (fifteen years ago, yikes!), in a smaller format. I'm taking this opportunity to re-work some of the images and post them again in a larger size.


  1. I went to Mont Saint-Michel way back when I was in high school. I still vividly remember that. Someday I hope to go back.

  2. This was a place that Doug really wanted to see, but we had too much already on our agenda. I hope he and Betsy get to go someday :)

  3. Such a nice photo that captures the mystery of the Mont. I don't know why or how Esta and I made it to the top last year- it was quite a workout!

  4. I am now at the age where I look at something like this and wonder if my knees can take it.

  5. We made it to the top (thirty years ago!), but I do remember saying, "What a beautiful view!, Let's stop here and enjoy it for a few minutes before we continue on up!"

  6. michael, I hope you get to!

    judy, a good goal to have!

    evelyn, it's a climb, that's for sure!

    michael, slow and steady wins the race!

    anon, I'm sure I've said that a time or two!

    1. I forgot to id myself: that last anon was from Mary in Oregon

  7. This photo is breathtaking as are the stairs.


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