Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#17: High atop Mont Saint-Michel (Postcard Blogathon 2013)

Title: "J.P. - 89. - MONT ST.-MICHEL. - L'Escalier vu en dirigeable"
Publisher: Not listed.
Year: Not listed.
Used: Sort of. It was not mailed. But the back of the postcard was used for the following cursive text:
"No. 6. Turning to the right, on this landing, we look down upon the distance we have covered. You can very well see the complexity of the walks and stairs. Every step becomes more interesting and more quaint. From here a fisherman on the beach looks like a mere fly. The steps are now one mass of O.D. [off-duty] uniforms. One lanky doughboy just remarked 'Where in hell are we going?'"
Comments: So this postcard, now separated from its original set, was part of a tourist's notes from a visit to Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. ... Mont Saint-Michel was used an inspiration for the design of Minas Tirith in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." ... An old photo of Mont Saint-Michel appeared in this April 7 post (which describes the acquisition of some of the cards I've been posting and writing about today).

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Papergreat's Chris Otto is spending June 5, 2013, blogging as many vintage postcards as possible. It's "The Fast and Furious" (and hopefully also "The Fun") for ephemera lovers and deltiologists. Read all of the posts starting here.

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