The Textures of Nobility
This metal souvenir from France is very intriguing as it does set an inspiring scene. In a way, it uses a lot of elements that are found in the painting mediums of the Middle Ages, before Impressionism. Despite being a souvenir of Le Mont Saint Michel, it also seems to give a glimpse as to the way of life that one would learn about upon visiting this famous French historical site. It just seems to tell a bit of story and invites the viewer to examine the setting. It is a great representation of civility as it pertains to nobility. One thing that you can also truly appreciate is the use of texture to give the viewer a sense of the humanity and nature of the scene.
Le Mont Saint Michel: A Story of Two Countries
Originally British, Le Mont Saint Michel passed to French hands in the late 15th century. In fact its origins date from the Roman Empire in the 6th and 7th centuries. Soon, it was attacked by the Franks who were later assaulted by the Vikings. Bretons and Normands dominated later until the French arrived and controlled the island. Special importance was given to the monastery erected since ancient times. However, during the French Revolution the monastery was turned into a prison.
Now, Le Mont Saint Michel hosts a population of just 50 inhabitants and has been transformed into a tourist attraction visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world. Due to its historical importance and unique beauty has been declared by UNESO as one of Humanity's World Heritage Sites. If you want to share your impressions on this intriguing place, this travel souvenir will make the trick.