WPC: Frames from Cornwall

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Frame’.

Here are a few photos from our visit to beautiful Cornwall in which the sea and sky are framed by openings or windows in historic buildings.

The first is looking through to the sea,  from the inside of the dramatic ruins of Wheal Coates tin mine which stands above Chapel Porth beach.


Another highlight of our Cornwall trip was a visit to St. Michael’s Mount, a small tidal island just off the coast of Marazion. The castle which dates from the 14th century, stands high on The Mount and has stunning views across Mounts Bay.


Every window has a sea view, and I can imagine living here and every day looking out of the many windows, some quite narrow,


others a bit wider, to see the sea way down below.


I think this would have been my favourite; a window-seat where I could sit on a nice soft cushion and listen to the waves crashing on the rocks, whilst reading a good book,


or maybe this one, as the sun moved round.


The castle hasn’t always been so peaceful, and here is the view from the battlements past one of the many cannons which during the Napoleonic Wars, drove a French frigate to its capture on Marazion beach.


I hope that you enjoyed my frames from Cornwall.  To join in the challenge, just click the link below.

Happy weekend to you all.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

75 comments on “WPC: Frames from Cornwall

  1. Dear Sylvia, I wanted to visit you after so long and had to comment on this post with your beautiful photos of Cornwall as we just returned from a trip there, our second this year. I just wanted to make sure you are okay after hearing news of the awful hurricane in Florida ❤

      • So glad to hear this Sylvia, I wasn’t sure but wanted to check in anyway 🙂 I’ll see you soon my friend, have a lovely week in some more of that idyllic weather of yours…we’ve had our fair share this summer, I’m pleased to say, but dull and humid today! 🙂 ❤ xoxo

  2. My favorite one was the ornate framing while the window seat looks like a great place to perch. Sylvia, I am very happy that you shared these photos which make me feel like I stepped into a fairy tale. 🙂

  3. Just a beautiful response to the challenge. What views! I love the ornateness of the window handle shown in the ‘window seat’ photo. Interesting accompanying commentary. Thank you. 🐞

  4. Some great frames, Sylvia, and it makes me nostalgic…. Time I got back to Cornwall….but I’ve been saying that for a few years now 🙄

  5. Great photos (and framing)! Looks like you had a stunning day for your visit too. Am I right in thinking that St. Michael’s Mount was inspired by Mont-St-Michel in France?

  6. Lovely Cornish frames Sylvia and places I know well, though getting up to that castle is a bit of a hike these days, I prefer to wander on the garden terraces instead 🙂

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