The Grey Rock in the Woods

July 16, 2013 § 3 Comments

…is the Cornish name for St Michael’s Mount. I went there just under two months ago, on an unseasonably grey, raw day. The bad weather was something of a blessing – not just in terms of photographic possibilities but in terms of tourists. If you’ve ever been to Mont Saint-Michel, you’ll know what I mean. The similarities are obvious, the differences welcome. The lower slopes haven’t fallen prey to a plague of souvenir stalls and restaurants trying to fleece you out of €75 for… an omelette.

Perhaps in the middle of summer the crowds become intolerable, but that day it felt genuinely isolated. Here is my walk to and around the island.

St Michael's Mount 1

St Michael's Mount 2

St Michael's Mount 3

St Michael's Mount 4St Michael's Mount 5St Michael's Mount 6

St Michael's Mount 7St Michael's Mount 8

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount 10St Michael's Mount 11

(Technical specs: Diana F+ camera, Lady Grey 400 film, standard lens)

 

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