The Ways of a Fairy Tale
When some people look at this souvenir from France they may very well think of a fairy tale. The kind that begins with, once upon a time, there once was a... In part it is the general grandeur, and in part it is just the general business of this particular landscape. You get a sense of the presence of a civilization and the notion that people have their different roles, which in the end culminates in a grand and well-rounded culture.
Those who have traveled to Mont Saint Michel are sure to admire the detail with which this piece depicts this famous touristic destination, particularly as they can recall their experiences partaken with loved ones whilst on vacation. There is also a nice balance that one can't help but notice when comparing the different parts and then thinking of them as a whole. This ensues when one wonders where the influence came from and what were the values held by the people who called this place home.
The Facts about Le Mont Saint Michel
Le Mont Saint Michel is an island located near the coast of Normandy. Historically, it has been a strategic site well recognized by Romans and those who ruled afterwards. For this reason, the island keeps a treasure of history that can be traced in the monastery that dates from the 8th century. According to the legend, the monastery was built after an apparition of Archangel Saint Michael. The island passed from the Franks rule, to the Vikings and then to the Bretons who surrendered to the Normands. During the reign of Louis XI the island was controlled by the French. Now the island is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. This travel souvenir will make a great addition to your collection of fridge magnets.