Travel Theme: ‘Frames’ of St Michael’s Mount

This ‘framed’ view, looking down at the subtropical terraced garden clinging to the cliffs, was taken from a window at the iconic castle of St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, part of which is still home to the St Aubyn family who owned the Mount from 1657 until it was given to the National Trust in 1954, with the family still retaining responsibility for its management.


This majestic castle built high on a granite crag, dates back to the 14th century.


Imagine who might have sat in this window seat maybe reading a book or gazing out to sea, when this castle was first inhabited more than six centuries ago.


How many people have peered through this narrow window to see boats bobbing about on the waves, or ships loaded with Cornish tin leaving the harbour?


From this window, a person could spend many a happy hour enjoying the breathtaking views of spectacular Mount’s Bay.


In fact there is no shortage of gorgeous windows here, and each frame is different.


Here’s a particularly lovely leaded window frame, flanked by two carved marble busts.


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81 comments on “Travel Theme: ‘Frames’ of St Michael’s Mount

  1. ti sei fatta tutta la salita? mi fanno ancora male le gambe se ci ripenso! hai fatto delle foto originalissime, bellissime qulle finestrature che sembrano sospese nel tempo e nella leggenda del santo Arcangelo Michele! buon giorno cara Sylvia

  2. Wow! That’s a lot of different & beautiful frames! I love such old buildings, and couldn’t help but think “that’s one hurricane proof building” πŸ™‚

  3. I have no idea how they built these places in such high and precarious positions, Sylvia. But they must have done a great job, because they’re still standing. This one is spectacular. I could just see myself sitting there in front of those windows gazing out to sea πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful photos for the theme Sylvia, I’ve seen St Michael’s Mount from Cornwall, but have always wanted to visit it, we hoped to while in France but ran out of time. Next time we hope! Thanks for this wonderful view in the meantime πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Astonishing to think the family still have resposibility for its management Sylvia ! Imagine . I’ve not yet visited the castle but have enjoyed the view along the causeway – most times at dawn πŸ™‚
    I bet they were glad eventually to fill these frames with glass. Great selection for the theme .

  6. I shall have to climb up to the castle on my next visit, a while since I did and now I keep getting distracted by the gardens. Lovely frames and windows you captured there, you should link it to Dawn’s Lingering Windows.

  7. I felt like I was suspended both in time and in the air. Your beautiful views of the scenery were great as seen through their window frames, Sylvia. The azure blue sky and blue water meeting in the one photo with the stone frame really was fantastic! πŸ™‚

  8. Woe is me pining for the days when even the smallest things, like the handle of a window, was a work of art. Lovely.

  9. Ahhh it feels so blissful and relaxing looking through those windows. Indeed imagine how many people have been in just that place. This morning looking out our windows winter has announced itself and the snow is falling.

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