Friday, 23 April 2010

Weekend Reflections Cornwall

 
 
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Cornwall is a peninsula in the south west of Great Britain. The Cornish consider themselves not to be English. They are Celts and try to revive their language. Popularly it is claimed that the last native speaker of Cornish was the Mousehole resident Dolly Pentreath, who died in 1777. Notwithstanding her reported last words, "Me ne vidn kewsel Sowsnek!" ("I will not speak English!"), she spoke at least some English as well as fluent Cornish and may well have been one of the last to do so before the revival of the language in the 20th century.

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22 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Cornwall is a gem and Mousehole is one of its diamonds. Lovely shots.

Riet said...

Wat een mooie foto's Wil. Ik heb ze even vergroot en dan is alles zo duidelijk. Prachtig Cornwall.

Anya said...

Geweldige foto's
echt prachtig :))
Fijn weekend
en JA
er is zon
we krijgen eindelijk warmte hihihi..

groetjes van ikke :-)

RuneE said...

I have always wanted to visit Cornwall - now even more so.

Matty said...

Nice rich colors on some of the boats, and I like how the ripples in the water distort the reflections of the masts. Nice job!

Cezar and Léia said...

this place is such a sweet dream, thanks so much for introduced it for us! Wonderful pictures!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love these pictures. And I loved reading about Cornwall. Very fascinating stuff.

Clytie said...

Beautiful scene! It looks a bit cold still, but very serene and beautiful.

Abraham said...

These are very colorful photos, Wil and filled with details. I enlarged them both.

Also glad your family will be together again soon. That will be a nice slice of time for everyone.

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful place to "waste" time and find the importance of life and time.

Please have a nice start into the weekend.


daily athens

James said...

Wonderful shots and even better when enlarged.

Cloudia said...

Some native Hawaiians, notably Princess Ruth, refused to speak English too.




Aloha from Waikiki


Comfort Spiral

Jingle said...

inviting!
cool post!

SandyCarlson said...

Good for the Cornish. Looks like a wonderful place to be. Thanks for this post.

Arkansas Patti said...

Very interesting.Hope they save their language. It is a shame to lose part of ones culture.
The American Indians are slowly losing their language.

Denise said...

Fascinating facts. Having lived in the next county to Cornwall for ten years I never knew this fact. Thank you so much, I found it very interesting and enjoyed your photos.

Patty said...

Very nice photos, lots of color sitting on that water.

Thanks for your visits, sorry I haven't been around much, it seems this whole month of April has been busy, busy, busy. Have a great week-end.

Julie said...

It has long been a desire of mine to travel around the British Isles and experience all the little out of the way places. There are such a delight of them in Cornwall alone. You have show this to perfection.

Thank you so much!

Barbara Martin said...

These are wonderful reflective photos, Wil; and Cornwall is a great place to visit.

Etje said...

Het moet daar prachtig zijn.

Groetjes

Spiderdama said...

Great shot and reflection. And so nice color on that water.
Have a great week:-)

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