I am so in love with St. Ives!
We have just been away for a wee holiday, and a few thousand photographs later, here I am back home.
Not sure if it's just for the summer, but it seemed like most of the small villages in Cornwall had their colourful bunting out.
You so have to be careful about the massive seagulls in St. Ives. My brother had his whole chocolate brownie nabbed from his hand a while back. Anything else would be ok, but not a chocolate brownie! Very cheeky monkeys.
Beautiful little beaches surround the whole town.
I so love the turquoise sea here, it almost looks as if you are abroad somewhere hot!
Small side streets.
One of the big attractions to this artists paradise are the vast amount of small art galleries.
Alfred Wallis has to be one of my all time favourite mariner artists. He was amazing. He was a cornish fisherman who started late in life painting just "for company" after his wife died.
His seascapes are from memory and depict a good example of naive art.I love how he painted on a wide variety of surface materials such as wooden trays and cardboard. Check out his work if you haven't seen it.
Also had the chance to check out the Tate, St. Ives.
This art gallery visit was great for a 2 year old as they had Martin Creed's fun balloon exhibition.
A whole large room full of white balloons!
And then there was the work of the artist Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe. Each visitor is asked to stand against the gallery wall to be measured, luckily not my waist but my height!
The whole room is continuously filling with people's measurements and names.
As there had been so many visitors, it had become a design in itself.
The curator marked our height, date and name.
My name was not really noticeable but it was great to be part of the growing exhibition.
But little one's was.
He really enjoyed the interaction.
Then of to the coffee shop upstairs with the most awesome view over St. Ives.
A safe glass wall surrounds the balcony.
The Beach in front of the Tate.
What a great way to advertise the tea room in St. Ives.
Church by the lifeboat station.
The other side of the church.
Streets of bunting.
Lovely yummy cakes.
Turquoise window filled with pretty ornaments.
I brought one of the blue and white stripy vases last time I visited.
The St.Ives Museum.
My dad always took us all here when we went on holiday,
So I have to continue the family tradition!
I absolutely love all the old artefacts there.
But maybe not these measuring scales!
We all took our turn.
Lucky it didn't break when I got on!
Little boats in St. Ives
Back to the beach and a little train ride.
Pretty purple flowers.
Saying good bye to the beach.
Have a great Monday.