On the picture above the heavenly look you may enjoy by entering the gate to the upper parts of the St. Michel Monastery in Normandy, France. It is now almost seven years I have been to this place. But as I have a habit to keep all original photos, it is always possible to refresh old photos with new ideas.
The Mont St. Michel monastery is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, located on a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, France. The monastery was built in various stages over the course of several centuries, resulting in a unique blend of architectural styles. The Romanesque style is evident in the oldest part of the monastery, the Abbey Church, which was built in the 11th century as well as the entrance gate you may see on the photo. This style is characterized by its rounded arches, barrel vaults, and sturdy pillars. In the 12th century, the Gothic style was introduced to the monastery, which is evident in the Abbey’s cloister and the guest hall. Gothic architecture is characterized by its pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Finally, in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Flamboyant Gothic style was added to the monastery, which is evident in the chancel of the Abbey Church. This style is characterized by its elaborate tracery, ornate carvings, and flamboyant decoration.