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Peace, Blue Sky and Cathedral Spires

The sun coming through the window as I arrived in the kitchen this morning cast a shadow of Peace on the blind.

Shadow of PEACE

There has been a glorious blue sky all day.

Bunting in the breeze

Truro Cathedral is always beautiful , particularly so in the Spring sunshine.

Truro Cathedral

Some architectural detail below:

 

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Cherry Blossom, Exeter and Trompe L’Oeil

We’ve had a day out shopping in Exeter! Enjoy the gallery.

 

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Old Advert, Stained Glass and A Long View

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.

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/monday-19th-aug/

 
 

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Gurnard’s Head, Mermaid and A Cove

We have had a splendid couple of days at The Gurnard’s Head Hotel near Zennor. Everything about this hotel is conducive to a relaxing and happy stay – the food is splendid, the towels big and soft, the log fire welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful. It made for a lovely way to celebrate the lovely Mr S’s birthday.

The sign on the hotel

After a delicious breakfast we set off to re-discover the Zennor Mermaid at St Senara Church, had a walk, very cold and windy but dry, down the valley and were home in time for a late lunch. Click on any photo for the caption and a larger view.

The next instalment of Suffragette Diary can be read by clicking on the red link. Our Suffragette is getting weaker as her Hunger Strike enters its 4th day……..

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/sunday-18th-aug/

 

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Rainbow, Mural and Gargoyles

Driving to Exeter we went through crazy rainstorms and wonderful rainbows.

Rainbows and sheep, taken from the moving car. I was not driving!

In the car park, there were some delightful murals by Andrew Alleway in 1991. They certainly brightened up a darkish space. and made me smile.

Part of the mural by Andrew Alleway

We love Exeter Cathedral. This is part of the North face with details of the gargoyles

Gargoyles

Exeter Cathedral

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Disaster, Delight and Penzance Doors

Some time ago, in April, I saw a delightful tea set in a local antique shop and returned a few days later to buy it. We have used the tea pot every day since and the other pieces whenever folk come in for tea. Disaster struck a few days ago when I knocked the spout on the tap……….  It is now on a high shelf among my other tea pots and where the damage cannot be seen.

To my delight today, I found a fabulous replacement, full of colour and joy!

New tea pot

Three front doors appealed to me today as we walked around Penzance. I loved the door knocker on one and the colours, flowers and bunting on the others.

Yellow door

Delightful door knocker

Keep calm, go to the beach

Just past those houses, the bell tower with St Michael’s Mount behind came into view, the sun glinting on one of the windows.

Bell tower and St Michael’s Mount

 

 

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Station Art, Belem and Fondue

Two pieces of pleasing tile art from the stations, a gleeful Devil and some Ghost dancers, as we went on our journey to visit Belem, the Tower, the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, (Monument to the Discoveries)and the Berarda Art Museum returning home in time for another jacuzzi and a G&T before a splendid supper at a Fondue restaurant.






The oven where our Crostini were toasted.

The delightful sign on the Ladies’ loo.

Looking up into the sky light at the Berarda Museum, reminiscent of the James Turrell piece in the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall.
Fabulous photographs by Lu Nan of life in Tibet. I found these very moving.

Wonderful meal!

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2017 in architecture, art, Beauty, environment, History

 

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