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.

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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.

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

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

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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,

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or maybe this one, as the sun moved round.

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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.

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

Happy weekend to you all.

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Bench Series #49: In an English Country Churchyard

In Jude’s final month of her Bench Series, she has graciously permitted us to post photos of any old bench, so here’s one I’ve been dying to show you, but which didn’t seem to fit any of the other categories. This old stone and wood bench was in such a peaceful setting in the grounds of the Anglican Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Camelford, Corwall. This green stone and slate church was built in the 1930’s, and it looks like the seat on the right hand side of the bench needs a bit of repair work before anyone can sit on it.

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If you have any odd bench photos, now’s your chance to use them up, and if you’re like me, to clear them off your desktop where they’ve been languishing for months.