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Sunset over St Michaels Mount

By mrcoradour
St Michael's Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos,[1] (Carrek Los yn Cos), meaning "hoar rock in woodland",[2] also known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water. The population of this parish in 2011 was 35.[3] It is managed by the National Trust, and the castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since approximately 1650. The earliest buildings, on the summit, date to the 12th century, the harbour is 15th century and the village and summit buildings were rebuilt from 1860 to 1900, to give the island its current form.

Its Cornish language name literally, "the grey rock in a wood" may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount's Bay was flooded, indicating a description of the Mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe, but radiocarbon dating established the submerging of the hazel wood at about 1700 BC.[

Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France (which shares the same tidal island characteristics and the same conical shape), when it was given to the Benedictines, religious order of Mont Saint-Michel, by Edward the Confessor in the 11th centur

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Richsr 14 91 223 England
28 May 2015 8:30AM
Interesting colour wash in that sky.
Good info too
28 May 2015 8:49AM
Really appreciate your comment thank you
28 May 2015 10:13AM
what a wonderful sunset landscape, stunning colours. brilliant! SmileSmileSmileSmile
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
28 May 2015 10:15AM
a beautiful image with rich colors and dramatic sky, Malcolm..
28 May 2015 10:25AM
Wow, this is a cracker, Malcolm, superb picture of a legendary place! Fave for me.

All the best,
Dave Wink
28 May 2015 10:29AM
Thank you so very much Dave much appreciated. have a great day.
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2015 11:06AM
Beautiful sunset image very dramatic,
cbrundage 8 4 United States
28 May 2015 3:01PM
My first thought was, how did England acquire Mont Saint-Michel from France????? I hadn't heard of the one off Cornwall. Beautiful sunset and I am going to Google this and see more of it.
28 May 2015 4:22PM
Thank you so very much Jo for such a kind comment
28 May 2015 4:23PM
Dear Christina,
it's very much like mont stMichel in France,
very danergous Tidal conditions there Thank you for your kind visit
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
28 May 2015 4:27PM
This is such a beautiful sunset imageSmile
28 May 2015 6:35PM
Stunning colours dramatic sunset..Lin
28 May 2015 6:59PM
Thank you very much to Lin and Netta for your kind visit.
IsabelC 7 51 10 Denmark
31 May 2015 9:22AM
What an amazing sunset! Beautiful atmosphere...I can already feel the promise of a new day Smile

Isabel Smile

PS: This should show you that the type of camera you are using really does not matter at all Smile You just have to be at the right place at the right time and then it is a matter of taking the photos with your heart and soul Smile
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 4:04PM
The sky's on fire - fabulous sunset over the historic building.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
10 Jun 2015 6:40PM
Thank you very much indeed Kate much appreciated

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