February 28th, 2008

Le Mont Solaire

Posted in artists/projects, Sundials of Note by Heidi

Le Mont Solaire

In September of 2006 (date may be inexact) the French army installed 600 one meter square reflective panels in the shape of Roman numerals on the sands of Mont Saint-Michel, a small rocky island off the coast of Normandy. The island’s 150-foot abbey spire cast a shadow three quarters of a mile long that swept across the numerals. Wow.  Video of the installation, a thorough blog post in English, and the website for the project, in French.

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