Old Advert, Stained Glass and A Long View

03 Feb

A few more photos from our mini break at Gurnard’s Head Hotel, an ad for the hotel from 1900, another view in the Church and approaching St Ives as we left.

An advert from 1900

Another view inside St Senara Church, Zennor

Driving away with St Ives in the distance

The next episode of the unknown Suffragette’s Diary is published. Our Suffragette is still confused, thinking it is August rather than July.


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11 responses to “Old Advert, Stained Glass and A Long View

  1. calvin

    February 4, 2018 at 4:56 am

    I would not mind being, in another life, a stained glass window. Or maybe I was already. We are colourful in our own way after all.

    The shot leaving…….that’s the type of landscape I remember and which fascinated me when in UK many years ago. Fields with stone fences and walls built by forgotten souls.

    Just got my legs back as I have been sick, still not back to snuff, but the brain is starting to come around -for better or worst.

    • Sue Hill

      February 4, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Hello Calvin! I’m Sally’s next-door-neighbour. Those field systems are mind-blowingly special. They are allegedly the oldest man-made structures in the world still being used for their original purpose…

      • calvin

        February 5, 2018 at 3:30 am

        Thank you for that. Mind blowing in deed. The phrase , ‘if these walls could talk’ comes to mind. Ancient, yet art-wise they are works of art; beyond imagination. Think of the history that followed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Really sorry to hear that you’ve been sick and hope you are on the mend. I hate that time of not having your legs and I’m happy you are getting yours back.
      Stained glass window in next life – yes, I could do that – imagine what one might see from that vantage point and, being beautiful into the bargain!
      My neighbour Sue told us more about those dry stone walls this evening…
      All the best to you for a proper recovery soon. 🙂

      • calvin

        February 5, 2018 at 3:32 am

        Am getting there, and thank you for your kind words.

  2. saymber

    February 4, 2018 at 12:53 am

    You found some more lovely stained glass! One of my favorite things in historical architecture. Thank you!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      It is a gorgeous Church, most unusual and so very old! 🙂

  3. sarthe

    February 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Sally, have you read the Helen Dunmore novel about DH Lawrence’s time in Zennor? I’ve been reading about her recently, so I’m going to HBlook out for it. When I was at uni I did prehistory as a subsidiary. and we visited prehistoric tombs on moors near Zennor

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      I haven’t but after our visit I determined to. I do like her writing, fiction and poetry. We bought the new poetry book in Penzance and I am loving that. There are lots of standing stones and prehistoric remains in West Penwith. Glad you were able to visit. 🙂

  4. ksbeth

    February 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    that’s really, really pretty –

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 3, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      Pretty and unusual architecture, really lovely to visit. 🙂


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