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Penzance, Montol Festival and St Michael’s Mount

We went to Penzance  to do some shopping after saying goodbye to a very dear friend of the family about whom I have written many times. It was a lovely ceremony which summed up her beautiful character very well. RIP Dear Margaret.  In Penzance my eye was caught by the small electric boxes up and down Market Jew Street. Looking them up, I think they are called feeder boxes. I love how they have been individualised.

Watch out for seagulls stealing your ice-cream

Fish

The Egyptian House

Dragons

We hadn’t realised  that today was the Montol Festival when we set off for Penzance. We did know that it was Winter Solstice…..  What a magnificent parade that was! Click on any photo for the caption and more detail.

On the way home, St Michael’s Mount rose out of the mist.

St Michael’s Mount

 

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Breakfast, Butterfly and Arrival

A delicious last breakfast in Lisbon, more street art on the way to the airport and Terminal Two at Heathrow looking rather smart.


 
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Posted by on October 17, 2017 in art, Beauty, environment, Food

 

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Fishy Street Art in Sesimbra

A drive out of Lisbon today took us to Sesimbra in the Parque National Serra de Arriba where street art was in abundance and almost all had a fishing theme. 

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And for more fun, some gnomes we spotted from the coach window as we came into the town.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2017 in art, Beauty, ceramics, environment

 

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Breakfast, Nazares and Lisbon

Bucks Fizz has been on offer each morning in our Porto Hotel and this morning, being our last, some of our party indulged!

Our long journey was broken half way through by a visit to Nazares, a lovely old town on the coast.


A stroll around the streets near our hotel in Lisbon revealed some more street art. Both here and in Porto, in between the glorious architecture, there seem to be very many abandoned buildings left to deteriorate. At least here they have been painted with some humour and imagination.

The streets were pretty in the dappled sunlight.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2017 in art, Beauty, environment

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall 2

The brief was for walls with messages, walls that tell stories. Enjoy working out the stories on these walls.  Click on any one for detail.

There are lots of fascinating photos in the Challenge to be found here.

 

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