The Rites of Dionysus

From the first time I saw this back in 2006 I have been somewhat underwhelmed by it. Situated in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project, the ‘Rites of Dionysus’ is a sculpture by Tim Shaw, a sculptor from Cornwall who was born in Belfast. The installation draws inspiration from the accounts of the Bacchanal…

Cornish favourites: Engine Houses

Something you cannot fail to see if you come to Cornwall are the many disused engine houses dotting the landscape. They are not unique to Cornwall as Devon also used to have them, but there are fewer surviving engine houses in Devon. If you have ever visited Cornwall, or if you have watched Poldark, then…

A Cornish landscape

What else could I choose for illustrating something/somewhere that is dearly loved: Cornwall. With its endless coastal curves and wonderful industrial history that leaves a unique legacy on the landscape. The engine house. Daily Post Photo Challenge | Beloved

day four: December Sky

Returning home from an early evening stroll I happened to glance the sun setting through the opening of this barn, although it was the strange ladder-like construction at the side of the tower which really caught my eye and left me wondering ‘what?’ and ‘why?’ December’s #SquareSky challenge | Burning Barn

A Tall Ship

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn…

cornwall in colour: red

Formerly the Town Hall (1871) and then a bank this unique building is now a museum. Located in Market Place, Marazion. A steep sprocketed lead roof with clock face to each side and iron balustrade with fleur-de-lys detail round a square flat roof and a weather vane over the middle.

tall ships and birthdays

A visit to Charlestown on my birthday last month revealed many changes since I was last there. Because the new series of Poldark has been filmed on many Cornish locations (including this one), visitors to the county have been encouraged to discover the sites for themselves. So the village was a lot busier, and although…