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Meredith Mullins: The Tides of St Malo

By Eyepreferparis88 @eyepreferparis


The English Channel around St Malo is a sea of extremes. The high tides, legend says, come in faster than a galloping horse. Well, a strolling horse. OK, a strolling horse that takes a break every now and then.

Still, the endless sandy beach disappears in less than two hours. Fort National, which sits away from the walled city and is accessible by several footpaths at low tide, quickly becomes an island in the middle of a churning sea.

The waves begin to beat against the seawall, like medieval warriors scaling the sides of a castle. Relentlessly, they build to a crescendo and leap over the barriers, erupting into spray sculptures and dousing anyone on the boardwalk who hasn’t quite caught on to their rhythm.
Nature is clearly in charge here. And I, for one, just watched in silent awe.

 Meredith Mullins is a fine art photographer, photography instructor, and writer for OIC Moments. Her next exhibit is May 20 from 19h00 to 21h00, a benefit for Art with a Purpose (71 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75116). Her work can also be seen at or in her award-winning book, In A Paris Moment. She is available for private photography instruction/exploration in Paris. Contact her at [email protected]








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Meredith Mullins: Tides Malo

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