I have just started reading “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. It won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for literature for 2015 and already I can see why.
As it is set partially in St Malo, my favorite place in the world, I am looking forward to revisiting the locations mentioned in my mind and also in my photographs.
Here is a gallery of shots of St Malo, that wonderful walled town on the Brittany Coast.
Practically rebuilt after its tragic decimation in WWII it is a testament to the determination and skill of the French who were able to reconstruct the damaged town to its former glory for the world to enjoy.
View of the walls I took at low tide, spring 2012.
Life is all swings and roundabouts. Unfortunately behind this charming carousel seemed to be a favourite corner for Frenchmen to relieve themselves.
The tide in St Malo is astonishing. Several times a day this fortress by Vaubon is completely surrounded by the ocean and then the tide retreats and you can walk to it directly from St Malo.
Blue skies, and a wonderful view from our hotel in St Malo. Snapped by me in 2012
THIS PANORAMA WAS TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWN HALL IN ST MALO.
L’ Alchimiste bar in St Malo may not have the Philosopher’s stone, but it can concoct a range of other potions to your liking.
On a crisp morning in spring we turned back and say this wonderful view which I snapped with joy.
Who could one not feel bliss when greeted by this view over the ramparts! The vivid lichen which covers the tops of the walls in St Malo only serves to compliment blues of the sea and the texture of the rocks exposed at low tide.
This little window in St Malo was so intriguing. What lay behind?