France/Normandy: Inside the Abbey at Mont St Michel
The Abbey is the integral part of Mont St Michel, sitting at the very top of the rocky island. Founded in the 9th century, the abbey’s building and structures kept being built higher and higher. It’s domes and buildings take gothic to extreme shooting up into the sky. Similarly inside, the ceilings are up there, the columns are massive, and the windows narrow and long. The light is scarce and roaming the Abbey is like being in a treasure hunt. Interestingly, during Napoleon, the Abbey was converted to a prison.