Painting St Ives

All these images were taken through the windows of the café located on the roof of the Tate, St Ives. A slight glass distortion effect has been applied. The reflections are original 🙂

Porthmeor Beach and St Nicholas Chapel
Porthmeor Beach and St Nicholas Chapel
St Ives Harbour and Bay
St Ives Bay and Smeaton’s Pier
St Ives Bay and Wild flowers
St Ives Bay and Wild flowers

Gilly of Lucid Gypsy posted similar images from her recent visit to St Ives. I’m beginning to get the glimmer of an idea for a challenge here.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

41 thoughts on “Painting St Ives”

  1. I’m with Jill in that the reflection is so subtle it leaves one ot wonder if it is a painting or a photograph. Beautiful images.

    1. Actually the café was practically empty when we got there, but we’d already had lunch so didn’t stay to eat, just to take photos 🙂

  2. We were bound to have similar shots weren’t we? The glass effect works really well and yes your skies are a lot bluer than mine. We did have glorious sunshine most of the but there was a cloudy patch that I’d forgotten – obviously I have selective memory when it comes to days out! Did you get a Pimms jelly dessert? If not you need to go back 🙂

    1. We didn’t eat there as we stopped for lunch at the Gurnard Inn on the way, but I am sure we will at some point. It might be an interesting spot to go storm watching from 🙂

  3. Oh OH OH!!! I didn’t know about this post since I’m working my way backwards to catch up with you! I’m even more excited now to go to St. Ives…just hope we get as lucky as you with the weather. Gorgeous 🙂

    1. If the weather isn’t as good as this it is an excuse to go inside all the art galleries and studios. If you want any suggestions for anything let me know 🙂
      (You must visit the BH sculpture garden and Tremenheere too) How long will you be down there?

      1. Thanks so much Jude, I will definitely let you know when we are going and ask for some suggestions! It will probably only be for 4 days but not sure yet…last minute bookers we seem to be these days!!

  4. Ah Cornwall – it looks so beautiful but I’ve only been there once in deep mid winter (on a day trip from Somerset so we drove along via Westward Ho to Bude then Port Isaac before cutting back inland over Bodmin Moor). It looks idyllic in summer and warmer than other parts of England – I think I would love it! Wonderful photos of St Ives Bay and the pretty wildflowers 🙂

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