Cloister, Le Mont St. Michel, France
The cloister is lined with two layers of columns instead of single thick columns. This arrangement enhanced the inflow of light. The staggered pattern of the columns makes photography of these parts very interesting. The arches are sculpted with designs of flowers and owls. The dormitory, church, kitchen, stairways could be accessed from here.
The abbey church façade looked magical through the columns of the cloister.
One can’t resist looking up all the time and click the amazing structure standing so high and majestic. The outlines of gargoyles made the sight even more interesting. You get models of these gargoyles as souvenirs at the shops lined along the street Grande Rue. The yellow patches on the surface of the stone complex gives away the age and this makes it more mysterious, monstrous, yet magnificent. Just think of this: The Mont was used to imprison enemies of the crown until Emperor Napoleon III shut it down in 1863. These ramparts are the best place to position yourself to watch the natural phenomena of tides rolling in and out.