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Godolphin House

Godolphin House in Black and White

On a recent visit to the National Trust’s Godolphin House in Cornwall the weather was very grey, there were lots of other people around and I had 2 kids under the age of 7 in my sole charge – ideal for taking photos then! I decided to try and pick out some nice details from this lovely old house and as the weather was so poor I thought I’d do them in black and white.

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Zennor Carn

Up Zennor Carn

The weird and wonderful rocks that one finds up Zennor Carn. I think I stumbled across this wonderous collection of strangely formed rocks whilst in search of Zennor Quoit, which I found some years later (not on the same walk you understand!). There are many ancient sites in this vicinity but this is all natural; from the stacked rocks to the granite rock basin. I read somewhere that there are ‘zoomporphic forms’ here to. I’m going to hazard a guess and say that these are rocks that look a little like animals, probably not animals with rock-like appearances.

This is a great spot though. Overlooking the village of Zennor below and with sweeping views in all directions. Most of the time you’ll have the place to yourself and even though it’s usually windy up top you can find a nook out of the wind on a sunny early summer’s afternoon. I recall another time thinking I had the place to myself only to find a friend of mine’s brother eating his sandwiches in a little rock cranny round the other side.