Day Out in Penzance – Mermaid, Stone Sculptures, Egret and Architecture

04 Nov

1   I delight in finding lovely weather vanes and this mermaid looking in a mirror is one of the best.

Clock tower with mermaid

Clock tower with mermaid

2   Behind the Jubilee Pool in Penzance we spotted these stone sculptures and an egret fishing in the rock pools.

3  Penzance is full of charming buildings. Click on any photo for detail.

As an extra treat, have a look at this touching video sent to me this morning.



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18 responses to “Day Out in Penzance – Mermaid, Stone Sculptures, Egret and Architecture

  1. Rose Red

    November 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I love the mermaid weather vane. I have been to Penzance, but these pictures make me think I didn’t look closely enough, some lovely buildings which really evoke a sea-side setting.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Since I’ve been doing my blog, I notice more and more! It’s very interesting that people I’m with often point things out to me too. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. Thanks to nablopomo that I found you. 🙂

  2. greenbenchramblings

    November 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about Penzance – we must go back soon.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      We really like it there. It has shopping and galleries and the beach- what more could you want in one place? 🙂

  3. Hudson Howl

    November 5, 2013 at 12:28 am

    As in the pirates of Penzance………honest, showing my ignorance here, I thought the name place was made up.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      As in the pirates of, yes! We were part of a world record breaking attempt to get the most pirates in one place together in 2011! We did get the record. There were 8734 of us all dressed up, some with their parrots, some with their bands! It was somewhat surreal and enormous fun! 🙂

  4. Shelagh in Vermont

    November 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Gosh, think I have all those PZ pix too! May have to go down to stay again for a few days next year.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      We really enjoy going to Pz. Is it May you’ll be here? 🙂

  5. hjbryant

    November 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Have you seen the stone towers on the Scillies – several of the beaches there have them – my favourite is on the far end of St Agnes – the last beach before NewYork – with nothing but wind and waves ahead of them

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      We’ve only been to the Scillies once but no, we didn’t see any, sadly. Sorry to see that you’re on the move…….. At least you can follow the blog from anywhere!

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    November 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I love sculptures one of my favourite art forms 😀


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Glad your exams are almost finished. looking forward to your new pages and baking ideas! 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    makes you wonder who …put the stones in such a way…
    anything to do with water is beautiful to me…
    including the charming Mermaid admiring herself…

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      We wondered about the sculptor too. We also wondered how or if, they survive the tides. We’ll have to go back and check sometime soon…. 🙂

  8. Don

    November 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Great photos Sally. I watched the video and was blown away. Absolutely beautiful.

  9. makagutu

    November 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Wonderful photos Sally! All very beautiful

  10. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    November 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I saw the title and wondered if you saw some Pirates. Sadly, that is the only reference to Penzance that I know. I love the stone cairns.


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