Saturday, March 13, 2010

Monochrome Weekend - St. Malo


The Walled city of St. Malo ln Brittany on the Northwest coast of France.


Saint-Malo has one of the highest concentration of sea food restaurants in Europe. It is famous for its local oysters from the nearby village of Cancale. What was a fort in the middle ages, St. Malo is now a popular tourist destination and is known as a desirable place to retire.

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27 comments:

Catalina Lemus Fett said... [Reply to comment]

It's beautiful coast there, even better if there had enough restaurants. Although I do not like oysters, surely there must be other dishes.

Greetings!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful. Makes me want to take that walk. We have a St. Malo here, in Colorado, too. I'll have to get a fresh shot now to share, and I'll have to research the history. The Pope stayed there for a day when he visited Colorado back in the 90s.

SquirrelQueen said... [Reply to comment]

I love the atmosphere of this scene, great shot.

Sistertex said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow...this is really a great photo, love the atmospher and...well I like everything about it!

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Man, every body has been there! I was reading the blog of Barbara, an American expat in France, and she just posted that: http://photodreamin.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/saint-malo/#comment-296

I was in St Malo two years ago too: http://correresmidestino.com/st-malo-a-walled-city/

I grew up not too far, in Nantes.

Bengbeng said... [Reply to comment]

this is simply beautiful. reminds me a little of the great wall of Chna though... there is this sense of history about that place

Kilauea Poetry said... [Reply to comment]

I think this is really nice..love the way it draws you in -really, the whole image here- enchanting in sepia, just perfect!

Shannara said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely scenery. It's a great picture.

Aileni said... [Reply to comment]

A fine picture.

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

I love St Malo, I will spend a couple of days, here, on may with my amilly, we know a lovely place to sleep in Cancale, Did you go to Dinan and Dinard ? two other lovely places ?
Kisses

Lucy Corrander said... [Reply to comment]

You have a time machine and travelled back to the Edwardian era in order to take this photo?

Lucy

Gunn said... [Reply to comment]

It looks old and cold. A great shot that I like.

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

A photo to ponder on for a long time. A great depth disappearing into the haze. Fine texture and tint.

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

YES!!! me like a lot, but i have to say, you live in a beautiful country too.

hugs from Anne in Norway.

John said... [Reply to comment]

Very 1930's effect that has worked well.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

This is very atmospheric, Bill. Love the perspective to the stone walkway and the buildings disappearing into the fog. Such a grand choice for sepia.

Your blog improves every time I revisit, my friend.

awarewriter said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful atmosphere Bill. This is a real keeper.

ruma2008 said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.


From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

James said... [Reply to comment]

This is one of the nicest photos that I've seen in a while. I really like it. I would love to go to Brittany some day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, what an eerie photograph. I love it.

NicoleB said... [Reply to comment]

wow, poster perfect!
This one is like right out of the last century (uhm, before the last,..)!

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Very atmospheric. A timeless shot.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Wuhoo ... gone to the wall!!

AKO said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great photo! It breathes both darkness and secrets and light at the same time. The sepia tone goes very well with the scene

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

Just perfect!!
Serge

Shelle said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful place...i'm convinced this is where i should be living!

Virginia said... [Reply to comment]

A gorgeous image. The fact that is in France makes it even more appealing to me. I have a blog friend in Arradon on the Brittany coast. Is this nearby?
V