Goodbye to Cornwall, and the cooler side of Bournemouth
In my last post I wrote about the first part of our holiday, now for the last bit. We are now back in Hastings, having returned a bit early - the weather was dodgy. We broke our journey overnight in Bournemouth. Can it be cool? Yes.
|Impending storm - view from our house|
|Our house from the coast path|
This is the Cornwall I like - Carn Goose on a sunny afternoon:
We spent a day in Penzance, where Philosopher and I visited one of our favourite places, the Penlee Gallery, where there was an exhibition of the best things from their own collection. They have such wonderful paintings by Cornish artists, the Newlyn and St Ives groups. The atmosphere and the light captured in these paintings enhances the Cornish experience for me. Here are a few examples. Internet reproductions never quite capture the light properly....
|Henry Meynell Rheam|
We visited the gardens at Trengwainton. I am particularly fond of the spooky mossy trunks of the ancient magnolia trees:
Here are a few more classic Cornish views:
|Walking down to Porthgwarra|
|Looking across to Lands End from Sennen Beach|
Our last view of Cornwall for another year..... Marazion. The clouds are drifting away - typical, when we were on our way home.
Then back to Hastings via Bournemouth, to break up the long journey and visit an exhibition at the fabulous Russell Cotes Gallery It was sunny when we got there.....
|Looking across to the Isle of Wight|
|The Green House|
This time they had an exhibition of twentieth-century art from their collection. We have a print of this one in our bathroom at home - another thing about this gallery, they have an excellent shop selling reproductions of their own paintings.
|Spray - Harold Williamson|
|Jezebel - Byam Shaw|