16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Eglise Saint-Martial cathedral at dusk

In September 2018, I traveled to the medieval book town of Montmorillon, France, to view a home I am purchasing there - a 200 year old home that sits on the church square overlooking the Eglise Saint-Martial Cathedral. The evening before I was to view the home, I walked across the bridge to the medieval quarter of the town and took this shot - the cathedral is built of sandstone, which illuminates in the evening sun. This image confirmed for me the magic and ethereal beauty of this town felt lost in time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Montmorillon, France
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Suzanne Sonneborn