Here are some photos from our trip down to St Ives last week
|Image of the harbour at St Ives|
|The Island at St Ives (see: http://www.pznow.co.uk/locplace1/stives5.html)|
|view from our bedroom window!|
|Mr Lion peeps through|
|An inspiring shop window|
|Stained glass window of the Castle pub|
On the last day we went to the lovely Art Cafe with friendly owners in Court Arcade, off Royal Square, St Ives (http://www.stivescornwallblog.co.uk/2010/08/cafe-art-royal-square-st-ives-cornwall.html). In the arcade there are several shops, including a wonderful knitting shop with knowledgeable proprietor, Kay Bartlett (http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/shopping/wool-shops/house-bartlett/business-12840557-detail/business.html). I wish we'd discovered that area earlier as would like to have seen more. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the friendly the CafeArt, The Drill Hall, in Chapel Street.
We found this arcade whilst on our way back from visiting the Leach Pottery (http://www.leachpottery.com/) one of the must-see places to visit when in St Ives. The Leach Pottery is part of the Art Pass scheme (Art Pass ticket costs £14.50 (£8.50 concessions for joint entry to Tate St Ives, Penlee House and Hepworth Museum for 7 days)
|by Barbara Hepworth|
|An intricate Hepworth sculpture|
The miracle is how some of the huge sculptures were moved into the garden, once they'd been up to London to be bronzed.
|Gun emplacement dating back to WW2, on The Island at St Ives|
|Porthgwidden Beach, at St Ives, see from The Island|