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A Van, Light Switches and A Door

It was fun to follow this van into Truro this morning.

Porthleven on a van

When there we met my brother and his wife who are visiting from America and we had lunch in Charlotte’s inside the iconic Victorian Coinage Hall.  The light switches therein caught my eye.

And this is the beautiful doorway to the building. Charlotte’s is up the stairs that can just be made out at the back of the photo.

 

Summer Exhibition June 2019

One of the first pieces in the exhibition was a piece by Banksy.

My favourite gallery this year was the architectural drawings and models, many of which were looking at sustainable designs.

Amaravati Masterplan India

Amaravati Masterplan India

The others are a few of those I liked the most. Click on any picture in the gallery to see greater detail.

I loved this one of suburban back gardens with cats, dogs and the artist herself.

Islington Back Gardens with Self by Melissa Scott-Miller

 

 

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Doors, Glass and A Bike Ride

We saw a couple of beautiful doors with stained glass on our walk to the park as LiveWire No 3 rode  ahead of us.

 

Sign, Pavement and Blossom

What a delightful way to show where the town’s library can be found!

Sign to the Library

Behind the sign the pavement is inlaid with  a design of birds and flowers.

Inlay on the pavement

On a street full of trees full of blossom, this one stood out as absolutely glorious.

White blossom

 

 

Around our Town

Three things on our walk today that pleased me were 1. a tiled entrance. 2.  some stained glass and 3.  renovations happening at The Old Fire Station.

I wonder what was sold in ‘The Red Shop’

There were several of these windows over two shops, really beautiful.

Gorgeous!

The old Fire Station has been abandoned for many years and looking rather sad but last year it was sold and is being renovated. It was lovely to spot someone working on the chimney and a new roof being done as we went past today.

I’ll show you as progress is made.

 

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Dad’s Book, Singing and A Discovery

A delightful surprise today when a friend rang to say that she had seen a poster for a musical play of one of my Dad’s books! The Fate of Jeremy Visick is to be performed in a couple of weeks and of course, we now have tickets. The book was first adapted by Judith Cook and we all came down from Yorkshire to see the Premiere at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth in 1990! It is so lovely to know that my Dad’s work is still being appreciated. We love the poster and think Dad would have approved.

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Thirteen singers from my two choirs met at the building site that is The Hall for Cornwall to entertain the dignitaries who were being shown around. We sang in the stair-well and the acoustics were brilliant. The audience in their hard hats and hi-vis jackets were very appreciative.

Ingleheart Singers and Suitcase Singers

In the process of the building works, a beautiful gate has been discovered. It was buried inside a wall and dates from before 1914 so is well over 100 years old.  The plans have been altered a little to make sure this discovery is integrated into the new building.

Delightful discovery

 

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Crenelations, Gulls and Sun on the Water

More sun today! Porthtowan was our destination for a bitterly cold walk along the beach, arriving through the valley past the old workings of the Tywarnhayle Copper Mines.

Tywarnhayle Copper Mine with the unusual crenelations at the top of the chimney

Birds on the beach

Low sun on the water at Porthtowan

 

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