Friday, 20 November 2015

Charming Spots in St.Ives

It's good to stay in a cottage in St.Ives if you're there for a week, so a recommendation of a cottage in Virgin Street sounded like a perfect solution, especially when I looked on a map and discovered it's between the two beaches and a stone's throw from the Mariner's Chapel and everything else in St.Ives.
It's a tiny passageway of a street where fishermen lived at one time, so lovely with no passing traffic at all like lots of other places in St.Ives:
 Isn't it an amazingly narrow street?
This doorway is at the entrance to the street:
and this charming arrangement of plants, glass balls and mermaids was diagonally opposite:
 A few more photos taken around the harbour on Friday 13th, a really sunny day
 The sky is so blue
 Looking inwards from the harbour, you can see the Mariner's Chapel to the right of the building painted pale blue.
And this is Talland House where Virginia Woolf lived for the first 12 years of her life. It's under threat at the moment from a developer who wants to build on land in front of it, blocking the view.
The link is here:
It's a beautiful house and it's hard to imagine how building blocking the sea view would be allowed in St.Ives, if you click on the link, there's a great strength of feeling against the development.

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