Barbara Hepworth, Graffiti Grannies and Driftwood Dragon

18 Sep

1   St Ives was our destination today, by train along one of the most beautiful coastlines. St Ives itself is very beautiful and one of the highlights for me is always our visit to the Barbara Hepworth Studio and Garden.

From the train from Lelant to St Ives, one of the best train rides ever

First view of St Ives

Buskers along the sea path

Barbara Hepworth garden

Shadows on a sculpture

Sculpture 28

2   By the time we went back along to catch the train home, some Graffiti Grannies had been busy yarn bombing the rails!

Graffiti Grannies’ handiwork

3   Two sculptures for you, one, on St Ives railway station by David Kemp who made the Tinners Hounds in Redruth town centre and this driftwood one which I’ve posted before but in case you missed it, here it is again, St George and the Dragon. I love it!

‘A School of Palletes’ by David Kemp

I just want to show you this extra photo from yesterday which delighted me. It was taken near the Lizard Lighthouse.

Bird on a bramble

If you have read this far, a question for you….  I’ve decided I don’t really like the Gallery way of presenting a series of photos as they cannot be enlarged as much to see detail. What do you think?

One from yesterday that I don’t think was served well by putting it into a Gallery.

Lost bucket


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36 responses to “Barbara Hepworth, Graffiti Grannies and Driftwood Dragon

  1. dhphotosite

    September 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Wonderful photos!!!!

  2. Flowerpot

    September 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    For some reason I can’t get your pictures – they won’t download…..

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      That’s such a shame! No-one else has reported it as a problem and I don’t know how to help, sorry. 🙁

  3. Kathleen Richardson

    September 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Wonderful photos, particularly St. Ives. I’d love to see that one in person.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you. It’s certainly a place to visit if you can. I only showed you a tiny bit! 🙂

  4. aleafinspringtime

    September 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Dear Sally, I am bowled over by these beautiful shots. I like them in this size. Have you tried fiddling with different blog themes to see how the photos look there? Hope that helps. Thanks again for such a feast to the eyes. Sharon

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      I like them this size too. I haven’t tried any other themes as this seems to suit me generally. I hadn’t realised though that different themes allow one to do different things.

      If I did try another theme, would the whole lots already done also change? Would I be able to change back if I wanted to? Do you know?! 🙂

      Thank you for all your lovely positive comments, sorry I haven’t visited you recently, family visits have taken all my time and just beginning to catch up. I’ll be along soon! 🙂

      • aleafinspringtime

        September 21, 2012 at 6:09 am

        Hi Sally, when you choose a different theme, past posts automatically fit into the new one as well. What you can do is to try out and see how your blog looks in different themes. If you don’t like the new look, simply change it back. Hope that helps.

        Hey, no worries dear girl. You just go enjoy yourself to the full in Barcelona now ok! Hugs xx

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

          Thank you! You are lovely! Hugs 🙂

  5. niasunset

    September 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful so beautiful… Thank you dear Sally, love, nia

  6. Don

    September 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Those sculptures are wonderful. St Ives – what a beautiful place.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      It is – and I’ve shown you only a smidgen! Sorry for the delay in replying – family visitor and no time! 🙂

  7. Louise

    September 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Oh beautiful St Ives! Lovely to see it in the sunshine…

  8. Hudson Howl

    September 19, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I have seen a few Barbara Hepworth sculptures, so I enjoyed these pictures considering they seem to belong where they were -at home so to speak. Here we have literally tons of her contemporary Henry Moore especially in Toronto.

  9. valeriedavies

    September 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

    NO, I couldn’t find the bucket either!, I’d find it hard to choose, because I love your detailed pics, but I also loved the panoramic views, which made me feel quite homesick they were so beautiful

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      I’m glad you are liking my photos but sorry they make you homesick! Which bit of the UK are you from? 🙂

      I hope you found the bucket in the next post! It was quite sad seeing it abandoned! 🙂

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

    thank you for taking us on your trip
    agree with Shelagh

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you! I’ve decided not to bother with the Gallery any more! 🙂

  11. fearlessanalyst

    September 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Stunning! And interesting as well. On the ‘bucket’ shot, I did see the yellow bucket the other day, and just now I right-clicked on it and opened a larger version in my I.E.9 browser – but it looked less sharp. I’d be interested to know if there’s a better way…

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      So would I! Sometimes the photos are really sharp but sometimes they lose something on enlargement. I do prefer posting them as large photos one at a time rather than the gallery which I’ve gone off! 🙂 🙂

  12. Verónica

    September 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

    So beautiful. The sky seems to be competing with the water to see which can be bluer!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      It was one of the bluest days I’ve seen, really very beautiful 🙂
      Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment – much appreciated! 🙂

  13. Trevor Davis

    September 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Great post & love the “graffiti” 🙂 reminds me of a “graffiti artist” from London called “SER” who runs a “graffiti” company called go check him out.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment! Much appreciated 🙂

      I will check him out, thank you 🙂

  14. Choc Chip Uru

    September 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    St Ives is so lovely, I have always wanted to visit it! 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      I hope you do one day – it is as beautiful as it looks and more so! 🙂

  15. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    September 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I wanted to see the Grafitti Grannies!! That title totally caught my eye – but I didn’t see them (?)

    Love the pictures though, all of them. Mercy, so fresh (I say that a lot, but it’s true). How wonderful, your days…

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      No-one ever sees the Graffiti Grannies! They steal in while no-one is looking and attach their knitting somewhere and vanish again!
      Thank you again for your lovely comments – always appreciated. 🙂

  16. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    September 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I have those same anemone in my yard!

  17. saymber

    September 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Great group of photos here! The statue by the Lizard Lighthouse really caught my eye.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you for your comments – always appreciated! 🙂

  18. cindyknoke

    September 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful photos!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you. It’s a beautiful part of the world! 🙂

  19. Shelagh

    September 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I like the bigger pics better. Never did find the yellow bucket yesterday!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you for that! That’s my feeling too. I won’t bother with the Gallery in future. Hope you found the bucket the next day! 🙂

      Sorry for the delay in replying – family visitor! 🙂


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