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Our Spacious AirBnB Apartment Was Located High Above St. Ives, With Stupendous...

Well, It Would Have Been Better If This Hulking House Wasn't Blocking...

After A Relaxing Morning We Set Off Around 11:00am And Walked Partway...

To Our Right We Could See The Massive Porthminister Beach

A Little Further Down We Stopped To Admire The St. Ives Harbour...

Here's A Closer Look At The Buildings Along The North Side Of...

At Last, Yet Another Flight Of Stairs Took Us Down To The...

There Were Dozens Of People Out Walking Their Dogs, Basking In The...

As We Walked Into The Narrow Streets Of The Town We Came...

We Walked Along Fore Street Past Countless Coffee Shops, Bakeries And Eateries

We Rounded The Corner Of The Harbour And I Spotted The Sloop...

We Headed Towards The Breakwater And I Noticed This Tiny Door At...

People Were Short Circa 1312, And They Seemed To Like Having Door...

Quay Street Is Very Short And Ends At A Stone Ramp Where...

We Decided To Walk Down The Nearby Stone Staircase While The Tide...

Two Young Girls Were Taking Selfies At The End Of The Causeway,...

This Vantage Point Gave Us A Terrific View Of The Outer Wall...

Just Like At St. Michael's Mount, The Water Was Threatening To Envelop...

And Once Again, We Had A Feathered Friend To Keep Us Company,...

We Climbed Back Up Onto Harbour Wall, Hoping To Walk To The...

I Didn't Realize That The Little Stone Building Was Actually A Chapel...

Another Plaque On The Stone Wall Commemorates A Feat Of Strength And...

As We Walked Along The Harbour Wall We Now Had A Better...

And To The Right Of The Last Photo The Shops Of St....

All That Walking And Fresh Air Works Up An Appetite, We Stopped...

Our Travel Slogan 'Never Pass Up An Opportunity To Use A Clean...

And Of Course, What Sailor Wants To Live In A Town Without...

We'd Tried The Cornish Scones With Strawberry Jam And Clotted Cream, But...

Back Near The Base Of Our Steep Hill, I Stopped To Admire...

Anil Had A Laugh, This Is His Kind Of Ice Cream Cone!...

Back In Our Cozy Apartment, I Fell Into My Comfy Nest Near...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about St. Ives:

“Even if you’ve seen St Ives many times be-fore, it’s still hard not to be dazzled as you gaze across its improbably pretty jumble of slate roofs, church towers and turquoise bays. Once a busy pilchard harbour, St Ives later became the centre of Cornwall’s arts scene in the 1920s and ‘30s, and the town is still an artistic centre, with numerous galleries and craft shops lining its winding cobbled streets, as well as the southwestern outpost of the renowned Tate Museum.

Unfortunately, change has come at a price – St Ives is packed throughout summer, and prices here are substantially higher than other parts of Cornwall. To see it at its best, avoid school holidays and July and August.

The largest town beaches are Porthmeor and Porthminster, both of which have sand and space aplenty. Between them juts the grassy promontory known as the Island, topped by the tiny pre-14th-century Chapel of St Nicholas. On the peninsula’s east side is the little cove of Porthgwidden, often a good place to escape the crowds.

Tate St. Ives

Hovering like a concrete curl above Porthmeor Beach, St Ives’ celebrated art museum has been closed for a huge renovation project, which will include the addition of an entire new wing.

Barbara Hepworth Museum

Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) was one of the leading abstract sculptors of the 20th century and a key figure in the St Ives art scene. Her studio on Barnoon Hill has remained almost untouched since her death and the adjoining garden contains several of her most notable sculptures, many of which were inspired by the elemental forces she discovered in her adopted Cornish home: rock, sea, sand, wind, sky.

Leach Pottery

While other St Ives artists broke new ground in sculpture and abstract art, the potter Bernard Leach was hard at work reinventing British ceramics in his studio in Higher Stennack. Drawing inspiration from Japanese and oriental sculpture, and using a unique hand-built ‘climbing’ kiln based on ones he had seen in Japan, Leach’s pottery created a unique fusion of Western and Eastern ideas.”

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