Kingsand

This is Kingsand in Cornwall which was dressed up to look like Margate for Mike Leigh’s film, “Turner”. The artist was drawn to the light of coastal Margate and he lived and loved there but long before this he had made a walking tour of Cornwall, (places I know from childhood onwards up to my most recent visits).

His route through Cornwall is recorded as Saltash, Looe, Fowey, Lostwithiel and Restormel Castle, St Mawes, Falmouth, Penzance, Mounts Bay, Lands End, St Ives, Redruth, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Padstow, Tintagel, Boscastle and Bude.

The Cornish Bird
The seas from Cawsand bay wash over this wall in stormier weather
Another Which Way Photo Challenge has prompted me to post a couple of photos from my recent travels as I am about to head in the opposite direction, and as far East as the Suffolk paths take me.

10 Comments on “Kingsand

  1. The top picture feels as if the street should be cobbled (not tarred, but function over aesthetics?)

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    • cobbled it must have been but we no longer wear hobnail boots but have insurance claims instead. Still nice to imagine these streets when smuggling was a lucrative and necessary trade!
      “Five and twenty ponies,
      Trotting through the dark –
      Brandy for the Parson, ‘Baccy for the Clerk.
      Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie –
      Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by !”

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