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Daily Archives: July 17, 2014

Sun, Penzance and Optimism

1    When we collected my brother from Newquay Airport just over two weeks ago there was the most beautiful sunset. Today, as we took him back to go home to Munich, there was a pretty sunrise and now it’s all quiet again and we are catching upon all the things that stood still while we enjoyed time together.

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

2   We went to Penzance this afternoon for the Literary Festival and a talk,  ‘Sailing round Cornwall’ by our good friend, Sue Kittow which we thoroughly enjoyed. The town was full of flags for the various summer festivals.

Penzance flags

Penzance flags

3    One of my young friends sent me this some time ago and I missed. G.S., you were right! I love it!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

Here in Cornwall, UK, we are surrounded by relics from the tin and copper mining industry. Engine houses and other old mine works dot the countryside and the coastline and The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, or ‘Cornish Mining’, was inscribed on the World Heritage List on July 13 2006. World Heritage status gives international recognition to Cornish Mining’s contribution to the development of our modern industrial society.
Click on this link if you would like to know more about the history of Cornish mining and miners. Cornish miners took their expertise all over the world and it is said that wherever there is a hole in the ground, you’ll find a ‘Cousin Jack’, a Cornishman.  It’s a fascinating site.  Please click on any photo for greater detail.

For other great photos in this challenge, click here.

 

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