St Michaels Mount

Well worth a visit, St.Michael's Mount is located a few hundred yards from the beach at Marazion, 4 miles east of  Penzance. At low tide a causeway runs from Marazion to St.Michaels's Mount.
      According to legend St Michael's Mount is part of the lost kingdom of Lyonesse, where King Arthur's knights once rode.
      The picture below is a reproduction of an original pastel of St.Michael's Mount by West Country artist, Peter Reading. His limited edition prints, etchings and original paintings are available for sale on his web site:- www.peter-reading.com

 

St. Ives

The picturesque cluster of gaily coloured stone cottages attracted the artists James McNeill Whistler and Walter Sickert in the last century and set the fashion that made the town internationally famous as an artistic centre.
     The St Ives Society of Artists was founded in 1927 by Moffat Lindner, ARWS, ROI and others, including Royal Academicians Arnesby Brown, Stanhope Forbes, Julius Olsson and Lamorna Birch. Their first gallery was part of the Porthmeor Studios but in 1942 the Mariners Church was offered to the society and this has been its permanent home ever since.
      The picture below is a reproduction of an original oil painting by Peter Reading who is a member of the St.Ives Society and depicts Porthmeor Beach (main beach, opposite the Tate Gallery and the artists quarters)

 

 

           The Eden Project

The Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall is less than an hours drive (on a good day) from Kenneggy Cove. It has been described as the 8th wonder of the world as space age technology meets the lost world in a giant 50 metre deep crater. The size of 35 football pitches it has been sculpted to make a living theatre of plants and people - a global garden that was planted late in summer 2000. For an entry fee of 9.50 per adult you can visit now from 9.00am to 5.00pm. There is plenty of parking and the site is well signposted from the A30. Allow your self a good 2-3 hours in all, it takes at least an hour and a half to go round the bio domes. Dogs are not allowed into the project.

Picture taken during June 2001

 

 

Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove where John Carter the famous smuggler used to run his contraband ashore, is just 15 minutes walk in a westward direction along the coastal path.
      John Carter who was known by his followers as "The King of Prussia" after the hero of that time had his own cliff top cannons to provide protection from the revenue men. In 1947 HMS Warspite went aground and broke up on the rocks in the cove; shipwrecks such as this earned the peninsula its name Penwith, from a Cornish word meaning "promontory of blood".


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