The Ramparts, St-Malo

The walled city of St-Malo on the northwestern coast of France –  a monastic settlement; the first free town in Brittany, briefly an independent republic; home of Jacques Cartier, explorer of Canada; once France’s foremost port …In August 1944 St-Malo was 80% destroyed  during heavy fighting in the weeks following D-Day, yet amazingly emerged from the rubble, in a style true to its history, even using original stones in the reconstruction.  My great-grandmother, as a widow with two young children, moved from Massachusetts to Brittany in 1900, lived in nearby towns and frequented St-Malo.  So my stroll along the ramparts and through the back streets of old St-Malo set my mind to images of her checking the shops and taking in the sea views, perhaps walking the ramparts on a summer evening …

“Foremost a native of St-Malo, a Breton perhaps, and a Frenchman last” – motto of St-Malo

This week’s photo challenge is Near and Far – “Perspective is what makes a flat two-dimensional image, such as a photograph, appear like it is three-dimensional. To create this effect, you can use features like diagonal lines, which converge within the frame and literally suck in the viewer.”

Here are some other submissions that I liked:
Right in Front of Me
Gathering Books
A year in my shoes
Out and about in the City

25 thoughts on “The Ramparts, St-Malo

  1. Thanks for the pingback! Your photo contribution for the challenge is not so bad yourself. It’s great! Perfect for the theme. 🙂 This looks like a very charming city.


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