Places I've been: Mount San Michel, France. ✮ Mount San Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century.
How cool is this place? Matsumoto Castle, also known as the “Crow Castle” because of its black exterior, is one of Japan’s premier historic castles. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture.It's a National Treasure of Japan.