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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.

 

Sculpture, Angel and A Poem

Outside the bank in Truro we came across a sculpture. I need to find out more about it.

Metal work soldier to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War

The lights are on in the City of Truro.

Christmas Angel in Truro

The following very moving poem came my way and I have permission to share it. It is one of the ‘ghost generation’ in the sculpture above.

Eternity by Kim Ridgeon

If only no-one could see the borders, whether from outer space on here on our blue planet. Thank you for this, Kim and Jean for introducing me to it.

 

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Blooming, Tea Cosies and A Special Home

In Truro this afternoon we were delighted to see very beautifully planted baskets everywhere.

Baskets in Truro

I always like to go by one of the pasty shops as someone in there knits delightful tea-cosies. One day I must go in and ask. Just look at these two beauties. Click on the photo to see the seagull.

It was rehearsal time at Troon Primary School again today  and I found time to photograph this splendid home for wildlife in their grassy bit that I noticed on Saturday but didn’t have time to stop for. I love the education these children are receiving.

Home for wildlife

 

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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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Paddington Bear, Night Sleeper and Truro Cathedral

Someone had left a jar of marmalade for Paddington Bear at the station!

Marmalade left for Paddington Bear

We were able to board the sleeper train at 10.30pm  and it set off at 11.45.  I was well asleep by then and had a surprisingly smooth ride and a good sleep. Breakfast of a bacon sandwich, juice and tea was delivered at 6.45am!

Night Riviera

I used to love coming into Truro station after a term at college. Two tunnels and then the Cathedral and my Dad would be waiting on the platform, grinning from ear to ear, waiting to take me to the sea, usually Perranporth,  even before we went home. Here is the Cathedral from the train at just after 7am. However pleasing the holiday, it is always good to come home.

Truro Cathedral just before dawn

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Beauty, Photography, postaday2017, travel, Truro

 

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Truro – Flowers, Opes and A Dog

Shopping in Truro today was quiet and a pleasure – the hanging baskets and window boxes are beautiful and the summer crowds have gone! Enjoy a walk around with us in the gallery.

 

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Rainy day, Old Friends and Wild Flower Meadows

What a lot of rain fell today! The garden needed it and it has has certainly freshened the air. This is the view through a rain spattered back window.

Rainy garden

We went to visit old friends in Truro today. They are both in their 90s and were friends of my parents. We all enjoy a good natter – they like hearing about our lives and we learn so much of their history too – and we share our political concerns….  We took with us a rain drenched bouquet of flowers from our very wet garden.

Garden bouquet

Driving away later, we went down Daniell Road, into Daniell Street where I have never seen so many beautiful window boxes and out to the top of Lemon Street (details for family and friends who know Truro well). The two patches of grass outside The Daniell Arms (now called The Thomas Daniell) are now little wild flower meadows and they are glorious!

Taken from a moving car

 

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