Carn Galver Mine

The mine at Carn Galver operated on and off from the 1830s to 1878, transforming this quiet coastal moor into a bustling industrial zone. Visitors in the 1870s would have seen smoke billowing from the stack of the steam pumping house (the taller ruined building) which drained water from the mines’s deepest shafts, whilst the…

cornwall in colours: acid yellow

On an early morning visit to St Ives I took a walk around the harbour looking for interesting objects to photograph. I loved this vibrant cheerful yellow rope for its colours, twists and texture.¬† It wasn’t a particularly warm morning and the sun was playing hide and seek, but it was so nice to be…

Winter in St Ives

I love St Ives. It is such a pretty little harbour-side town with three fabulous sandy beaches and exquisite turquoise water. Unfortunately I am not the only one to love it and most months of the year it is virtually impossible to move along the narrow winding streets¬† – and forget about parking your car…

The Mariner

Mariner Entering the Lighthouse I was quite taken with this tiny figure entering the lighthouse on the Alfred Wallis grave which is covered by an elaborate gravestone, made from tiles by Bernard Leach and depicting a tiny mariner at the foot of a huge lighthouse. Wallis was penniless when he died, but his friend Adrian…

Winter Sunlight in Penzance Harbour

Albert Pier – Penzance Harbour December 2018. For someone who is a terrible sailor I have a keen interest in boats and anything nautical from a photography point of view. There are just so many interesting ‘things’ on a boat – my favourite ones are those that aren’t bobbing up and down – like these…

in chains

In an effort to get out more we popped into Penzance at the end of December mainly to do some chores, like visit a bank (the nearest town to us now that actually still has banks) and a post office. It so happened to coincide with one of the most beautiful days we have seen…

Copper

Light reflected on the railings along the promenade in Penzance at sunset.