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B & W Challenge #2 Polperro Pub Crawl

Polperro, Cornwall

The scene of our most raucous pub crawl was the tiny unassuming fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall. With a population of 1200 supporting six pubs you can see that these people like to party at the pub! Sadly, I didn’t take photos of the 40-something-year-old ‘schoolchildren’ or the ‘tarts and vicars’ out that night, but we finished the evening with them at The Three Pilchards on the quayside. I hope no-one strayed near the water.

Jude of Travel Words and the earth laughs in flowers has invited me to join in with this challenge. Jude is an accomplished photographer/traveler/garden enthusiast so while out and about stays grounded and records everything with wonderfully entertaining results.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
  2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate James and Terri at Gallivance to take part in the challenge. They’ve lived in five countries and gallivanted around 61 countries in their life-long travels. From scanned photos to artfully crafted digital photos, and an eye for detail, they showcase culture and humanity in their blog posts in a most engaging way.

Men! Don’t read this!

I haven’t for some time posted a silly sign the likes of which can be seen if you click here.

I wrote a poem about the silliest of silly signs which you can see here:

But on a recent visit to Boscastle in Cornwall with its witchcraft associations we stumbled on this:

Grow your own dope. Plant a man.

Don’t go all macho-hurt-pride on me gents. I told you not to read this.  Anyway, it was himself who pointed it out to me. I’d have walked right past it. I’m only the photographer.

Photo Challenge: New

On a recent trip to Cornwall we returned to a village that had been devastated by floods 10 years ago on the 14th of August 2004. 20,000,000 cubic metres of water ripped through the steep-sided valley and the village of Boscastle that day. Miraculously no one was killed but structural damage was extensive. Sadly the twee but sturdily built sixteenth century stone cottage housing the Harbour Lights shop was completely washed away.

The shop, rebuilt in April 2006 and now a tea room, is comparatively “new:”

The Harbour Light, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

This slate plaque, seen above on the left of the new building, gives thanks to those responsible for the rebuilding:

The Harbour Light, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

As you can see from the https://www.flickr.com/commons photo of the original building here . . . . .

even the ancient wonky roof-line was copied in the new building!


Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story, Take #2

Which photo tells the better story? This one?

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall, ENGLAND

Or this one?

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall, ENGLAND

Please ignore the tourist in the bottom left showing utter disregard for my dying scene.

Photos taken at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

This extraordinary theater was carved into a rocky seaside cliff almost single-handedly by Rowena Cade. Dragging shipwreck timbers up from the beach for building materials and converting a World War II gun post into a ticket booth she worked on her project on a piece of Cornish coastline bought for £100 in the 1920’s until she was well into her 80’s. It is still the venue for Shakespearean plays today. As you can see.



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