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The first part  of this posting will be a very normal touristic description of a holiday. The second part (in a few days) will be one with very big slashy Pros goggles!

The last time I had been to GB (London) I was 17 years old - and that's really a long time ago ;-).

Now I have been to Cornwall hiking for about 12 days and it was great! If you want to have a look at some photos I took just go ahead.

On the way to the lodging there was a halt at Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier was living here.

Hiking along the cliff coast with such a impressive view is fun and *very* relaxing.

Beautiful Prideaux Place (often used for German tv movies with ... let's say... a bit less average scripts, based on the books of Rosamunde Pilcher)   

The importance of having a cream tea - now I know it! 

Trebah Garden. Here I became acquainted with the Brazilian Monster Rhubarb. I am standing under the rhubarb and looking up (Believe me I am more than four feet tall !). 

Hiking along the coast again. Forgetting all worries and every trouble.

Writing on a bench. (Could have been an interesting man or woman :D)


Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Lost Gardens Of Heligan - two artists just used the stone lying on the ground and changed and added a bit. Now it is a lying lady.

Well... ;-)

Hiking near St. Ives

I solved The Famous British Riddle: "Where is Avalon?" It's hidden behind the green, but there is a bit of the roof visible :D

A Pub named "The Red Lion"!

The beachside of St. Ives

How can one tell the difference between an English and a German woman walking in St. Ives?
This is an English woman.

This is a German woman.


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Jun. 28th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures! It looks like you had a great time.

And now I want a cream tea!
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
After the holiday I stepped upon my scale - obviously I had too much cream teas ;-). But it was a great time too!
Jun. 28th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are great. I was in Cornwall the week before - what a pity it wasn't a week later.

I love love love your "how to tell the difference" pair of pictures. How much of the path did you do? I walked a few miles of it, and now I want to do all the rest.

Do I guess from the title ("part 1") that there is more to come?

(ETA -- PS: sorry, Luka, this first appeared as a reply to you, which I am sure I didn't actually do -- I blame LJ)
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I did only parts of the path, a bit in the South, West and North. We visited two big English Gardens too, Prideaux Place, St. Ives, Falmouth... it was so much to see!

The "how to tell the difference" pics - I was sitting outside a cafe and I was very surprised that the English women were wearing airy dresses and sandals, and it wasn't really hot outside.

Part 2 will be more fun, I think *rubs her hands*
(no subject) - potztausend - Jun. 29th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - moonlightmead - Jul. 4th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 28th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, I found your photos very interesting, I've been to St Ives and the beach didn't look anything like this! :) Cream tea will be the death of me!!
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
I was lucky the day in St. Ives was sunny, the photos are nicer that way. I thought it looked really cute the way the people were building their windbreaks ;-)

(Cream tea *was* the death of my waist ;-)
Jun. 28th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and interesting pictures. Thanks. I'm looking forward to the Pros post.
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
It was a beautiful and interesting holiday! I never knew the areas was so beautiful.

It was a lot of fun for me to choose the pics for the second post :D
Jun. 28th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! :D It looks like you had a great time and went to some really nice places. :)
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked them. Now I know a lot more of Cornwall, and it was very relaxing too!
(no subject) - lillianorchid - Jul. 1st, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Did you happen to catch a glimpse of Mark of Cornwall lurking in the undergrowth?
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
I was much more interested to catch a glimpse of Arthur, so I did not have any time for Mark of Cornwall ;-).
(no subject) - freddiejoey - Jun. 30th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 29th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
What beautiful photos of the lovely scenery. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself, and you were definitely dressed for hiking. Don't think that English lady was doing much walking, she is more fitted out for the beach.

Thanks so much for sharing scenes of places I have never seen.
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
It's always the same - so many beautiful places, and most of them I haven't seen until now *sigh*. I heard a lot about Cornwall before and I was very glad I could visit it. Thanks for your comment!
Jun. 29th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Schön! Ich will da auch hin! :D
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ganz zauberhaft! Der Küstenweg ist so beeindruckend und entspannend, die Englischen Gärten sind toll in ihrer scheinbaren Unordnung, die doch so viel Pflege braucht *g*, und die kleinen Dörfer sind süße Miss-Marple-Filmmotive ;-)
(no subject) - enednoviel - Jun. 30th, 2012 07:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
Beautiful. Look forward to the rest.
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
It's a beautiful part of GB *nods*. I don't think the second part will be beautiful too, but maybe more funny ;-)
(no subject) - caffyolay - Jun. 30th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - potztausend - Jun. 30th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
The ravishing beauty of the landscape and the interesting details are fun. Thank you!

I love the blue house where obviously flowers and weeds get the same rights. :-)
Privacy at the beach?
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
"Ravishing beauty" - you said it! Windbreaks and privacy - it was looking cute on the beach ;-)
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous and it looks as though you had a really relaxing break. I particularly liked the 'lying lady'! Thanks so much for posting these.
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
The lying lady was very impressive! I like the playful use of the local materials and the artist's creativity.

A relaxing break it was. And let's call it... fulfilling regarding the cream teas :D
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)

Gorgeous pictures - thank you for sharing them with us. Looks as though you got plenty of fresh air and exercise!

Jun. 29th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Plenty of fresh air, exercise - and too much cream tea ;-)
Jun. 29th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Hiking on Cornwall
Lovely photos. Just one problem, that pigeon is an adult herring gull!
Jun. 29th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Hiking on Cornwall
Sunray told me too *sigh*. I'm not really a fan of making a complete fool out of myself, so thanks for your comment ;-), I changed it at once.
Jun. 29th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh I just loved these!! I feel like I've actually been there now.

I like to see details that aren't just the usual tourist shots. They tell you so much about the place.

It's interesting what makes an impression on different people too. Eg. the photo of Daphne du Maurier's digs made me recall how red, in the grey atmosphere of England, glows like nowwhere else on earth (that I know of).

Thanks for sharing. :D
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
I am glad the area comes a bit alive for you with my posting. I don't know if the english weather is grey so often, but we had sunshine too. It wasn't much the day we visited the Jamaica Inn, so it is really a big contrast to the red phone booth.

I read Daphne du Maurier's book "Jamaica Inn" several years ago, and I didn't know about the place back then. I think I have to read it once again ;-)
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(no subject) - potztausend - Jun. 30th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 29th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wonderful pictures, and great commentary! Thanks for posting. Glad you had a good time and sorry we missed you!
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, it's nice to read it and nice to be missed ;-)
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