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Snow on Lanyon Quoit

Snow on Lanyon Quoit

It’s supposed to be getting cold over the next day or 2 so I thought I’d dig out a photo of when it was really cold a few years back. Whilst it might look like a light sprinkling of snow to some of you this is West Cornwall where it snows about as often as in Jamaica. Well, OK maybe a little more, but not very often.

I had a fantastic time this day. Whilst the whole of Cornwall was paralysed I took the opportunity to jump in the car and take some photos. I was driving up lanes where the snow was fresh. It was amazing just being able to park the car in the middle of the road and get out!

Anyway, this is Lanyon Quoit near Penzance. It’s one of the region’s best known megalithic sites and is highly photogenic. In the background is the engine house at Bosilicack – I’m sure there’s some juxtaposition of ancient and, erm, quite old going on here…

St Ives Pier

St Ives Pier (Moody?!)

This is one of Smeaton’s Pier in St Ives. I think I saw it was sunny so jumped in the car and raced over to St Ives. Needless to say it rained at some point and there were more clouds than blue sky by the time I got there. But I suppose if it had stayed sunny all my photos would have been the same, perfect sunny, turquoise water harbour shots that, well actually I still can’t get enough of!

I like to think this photo is a little atmospheric or moody. Don’t tell me if it isn’t as I’ve always fancied having one or two moody photos to my name.

Anyway, at the end of the day I went to St Ives, took a photo I like and didn’t get a parking ticket. That’s a success in my books…

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

Jubilee Pool in Winter

This is Penzance’s art deco Jubilee Pool, the largest outdoor lido in the UK. It was built back in the 1930s to celebrate King George V’s Silver Jubilee (I think!).

Over the years the pool has fall in an out of repair with periods in the 1990s when it was closed. Given the pools iconic value and importance to the town of Penzance this seems unimaginable.

This is a seawater pool with the sea just over the wall. And like the sea it has many moods. The water can be crystalline turquoise on a summer’s day or on days like this the pool can have a very different feel. For this reason, although there are no shortage of photos of the Jubilee Pool there is still scope for a few more.