Tuesday, 20 April 2010

ABC Wednesday, N for National Trust in Cornwall




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St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall is one of the most popular buildings in the care of the National Trust.
Originally the site of a Benedictine Chapel, the spectacular castle on the rock dates from the 14th Century. Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.





 

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We walked to St Michael's Mount at low tide, and went back by short ferry crossing at high tide. St Michael's Mount, is "the jewel in Cornwall's crown".

St Michael's Mount has a great history. The walk on the rock from the small harbour to the castle is interesting and we enjoyed walking in the beautiful gardens.



With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with N.




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The Trust's symbol, a sprig of oak leaves and acorns, is thought to have been inspired by a carving in the cornice of the Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex.
This rare 14th-century Wealden 'hall house' was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust, in 1896. The thatched, timber-framed house is in an idyllic setting, with views across the River Cuckmere, and surrounded by a delightful, tranquil cottage garden featuring a magnificent Judas tree.


27 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

The Timber House And location
- peace within

Anya said...

Prachtige foto's
Geweldig :-)

Ik hoop dat U
een leuke week heeft gehad !!!

Groetjes
van ikke :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful pictures, Wil!

Riet said...

Prachtige foto's Wil. Het is daar zo mooi.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful and historical place! I would love to visit there! Your photos are so gorgeous -- the next best thing to being there! Thanks for such an interesting post, Wil!! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Miss_Yves said...

C'est magnifique!

Word verification:"gentil", c'est-à dire "kind"
Amusant , n'est-ce pas ?

Leslie: said...

How fascinating! I didn't know there was a St. Michael's in Cornwall, although I've been to Mont St. Michel in France.

Life with Kaishon said...

These pictures are so beautiful! What an amazing place to visit! I love when you take us along on little trips and adventures! You and Photowannabe are 2 of my most FAVORITES : ) I also love Granny Smith! That lady is a gem!

jeannette said...

Wow wil, you have always these interesting adventures! And included these wonderful photos!
But for now you probably can't go anywhere...are there speculations when the planes will fly again, or no telling when?

anthonynorth said...

A great subject. The castle has quite a mythology as well as a history, too.

photowannabe said...

I love all the history your post shows. Wish I could visit there one day.
Great photos Wil.

ρομπερτ said...

What a joyfull journey you do provide. Thanking you very much. Please have a nice Wednesday.


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Roger Owen Green said...

The notion of a National trust is very important.

Yet some weird Beatles lyric (Happiness is a Warm Gun) is running through my head.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

What a wonderful tour... I enjoyed walking along with each picture.

Hildred and Charles said...

Fabulous and impressive pictures, - thank you for such an interesting post, - next best thing to being there, which I would love....

Jayne said...

Lovely photos - and the National Trust do such a great job in safeguarding our heritage.

Ann said...

I too would like to walk to St Michael's Mount and perhaps climb right to the top.

Is the volcanic ash affecting your atmosphere?

On my way home yesterday, they were reporting so much flowers in Kenya or was it Nigera were wasted because they can't fly them to Europe. So would flowers from Holland cost more money?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I tell you, sometimes I come on here and read these blogs and go on a mini vacation right in my home! I enjoyed every minute of your photo's. Just beautiful.

Etje said...

Prachtige foto's heb je hier, moet daar genieten zijn

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you for taking me along with you and away from my tiny town in Arkansas.
Like Ann, I am curious about the ash and wondering if you were affected.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I haven't ever been to St Michael's Mount, only to Mont St Michel, and that was years ago, so this was a lovely visit for me. I'd love to go in person one day. I think the National Trust does a wonderful job in protecting our heritage.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I live quite near to Malham Tarn and Janet's Foss. They are both very beautiful.

jay said...

Do you know, I've never actually been to St Michael's Mount, despite many childhood holidays in the West Country! I must get there someday, you've made it sound so interesting and it certainly looks lovely!

Nydia said...

What a beautiful place! Loved the story behind. The last photo is so peaceful!

Great N post, sweetie.

Kisses from Nydia.

Etje said...

Kom je een fijne vrijdag wensen en probeer maar wat van het zonnetje te genieten

James said...

That looks like an amazing place. I've wated to go to the one in Normandy for a long time. I didn't even know about this one.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hello Wil~~~~~ I'm trying to visit my blog friends today and see how they are doing! I enjoyed your comment at Vicki's about the proxy marriage! That Oak leaf carving is awesome, love the Timber House! xoxo :)