Thousands of people gathered at Mont Saint-Michel in northern France over the weekend to watch what has been billed as the high tide of the century wash around the picturesque landmark. The exceptionally high spring tide, swollen by a so-called supermoon effect linked to the solar eclipse on Friday, was predicted to cut off the mainland with a wall of water as high as a four storey building. Even before dawn, tourists from France and the world over - were on the bridge leading up to Mont Saint Michel, a site visited by three million people a year. Saint Malo, shown below, was another popular spot to watch the supertide.
Jo Aitken worked on this project with Austrian architect Dietmar Feichtinger, who is well known for his bridge projects. Image above shows the new bridge, which opened in 2014, which was designed as a minimal intervention in place of the previous solid roadway that had been disrupting the water flow and tides in the area.