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Old Posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:38 AM
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Cornwall UK

My first time in Cornwall and I always thought it was a holiday destination for the British but what surprised me was the amount of international tourist there were lots of our European cousins and plenty of americans

First up The Eden project

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2492 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2478 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
The village of Mevagissey

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2630 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
Padstow The home of the famous TV chef Rick stein who as several restaurants here

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2948 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2930 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2921 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2943 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]

St Ives home of a thriving art scene

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2881 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2865 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2899 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2889 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
And surfers

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2891 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
St Michael's Mount

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2862 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
Polperro village

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2780 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2750 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2767 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2781 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
Truro Cathedral

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2838 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2835 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
The town of Looe Cornwall seaside towns are pretty but after a while they all start looking the same

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2817 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/XvkyWW][/url]Scotland1IMG_2812 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2803 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
This isn't Cornwall it's Wells in Somerset England's smallest city and in typical English weather it was pissing it down

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2966 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2979 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2983 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
Back to Cornwall the lost gardens of heligan are amazing my pictures not so much

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2743 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2667 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2661 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/XngTpi][/url]Scotland1IMG_2699 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
Will try and post a few more later
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Beautiful part of England, nice photos!
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Wow, looks great! I've always wanted to visit Cornwall; it's just a bit out of the way for foreigners.

Can one still hear Cornish in the villages?
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Wow, looks great! I've always wanted to visit Cornwall; it's just a bit out of the way for foreigners.

Can one still hear Cornish in the villages?
Unfortunately not there has been some efforts to revive it but it's still only spoken by a few hundred at best.Thanks
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2017, 6:00 PM
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This was our base the village of Charlestown it was a film location for the BBC TV series Poldark

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2569 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2626 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2579 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2624 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2568 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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The town of Fowey

[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2558 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2555 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2545 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2540 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2530 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2513 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Scotland1IMG_2501 by allan fern, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Gorgeous shots - another fantastic collection of UK towns from your camera!
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Is this Normandy?

I'm a bit impressed and quite pleased. There's a big Honfleur touch to this pretty thread.
I hadn't seen these little towns showing these familiar textures over there.

Well, Normandy is that region that makes the junction.
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almost has like a subtropical bermuda (mixed with the mediterranean ) vibe. it's still a tad shocking as an american to zoom out and see that cornwall is like at the latitude of newfoundland, canada.
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Where's the new construction? I understand there's lots of Nimbyism in England, which helps account for the housing shortage.

I was in Cornwall way back in 1986, 30 years ago, doesn't seem like much has changed.

No street art, no graffiti?
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Beautiful pics, reminds me of Cork. Speaking of...

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Is this Normandy?

I'm a bit impressed and quite pleased. There's a big Honfleur touch to this pretty thread.
I hadn't seen these little towns showing these familiar textures over there.

Well, Normandy is that region that makes the junction.
Do these pics remind you of Brittany too? Cornwall and Brittany are both considered part of the traditional 6 Celtic Nations.
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Where's the new construction? I understand there's lots of Nimbyism in England, which helps account for the housing shortage.

I was in Cornwall way back in 1986, 30 years ago, doesn't seem like much has changed.

No street art, no graffiti?
Cornwall is one of the poorest regions in the country; I wouldn't expect to see much new construction. And, then like you said, on top of that there are NIMBYs, which I imagine are probably even more active in the little tourist and resort towns.
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almost has like a subtropical bermuda (mixed with the mediterranean ) vibe. it's still a tad shocking as an american to zoom out and see that cornwall is like at the latitude of newfoundland, canada.
Thank god for the gulf stream ,palm trees grow as far north as Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands about the same latitude as Juneau Alaska
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Where's the new construction? I understand there's lots of Nimbyism in England, which helps account for the housing shortage.

I was in Cornwall way back in 1986, 30 years ago, doesn't seem like much has changed.

No street art, no graffiti?
Thanks IMBY There was quite a bit of construction going on but being on holiday with the wife and kids I had other priorities. It was my first time in Cornwall so I can't comment on how it's changed but I didn't see any graffiti or "Street art"
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Beautiful pics, reminds me of Cork. Speaking of...



Do these pics remind you of Brittany too? Cornwall and Brittany are both considered part of the traditional 6 Celtic Nations.
Yes Shawn Cornwall is a Celtic Nation I saw Cornish flags flying everywhere . . I knew they had a strong regional identity but being there it felt more like it bordered on nationalism
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Cornwall is one of the poorest regions in the country; I wouldn't expect to see much new construction. And, then like you said, on top of that there are NIMBYs, which I imagine are probably even more active in the little tourist and resort towns.
It's poorer these things are all relative, not sure how you could construe lack of construction and Nimbyism from what is essentially holiday snaps.
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Stunning!
Thanks those houses were built in 1345 they built things to last back then
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Do these pics remind you of Brittany too?
I forget. It's been a long while since I ventured to touristy Brittany, but there's definitely some very common aspects, especially the old use of hard stone to build homes. Something like iconic Saint-Malo would come to mind, and there are lots of similar things over the Celtic areas indeed. Obviously in both Britain and Northwestern France, and possibly up to those of Spain, although I can't tell cause I never went to the Spanish Celtic provinces.

Tourism is most often a blessing, even necessary to be deemed attractive by various business communities, but it may also be a plague when it's not submitted to a broader development strategy on a regional level, which (of course) involves politics and local policies... We always get there whenever thinking about development.

I think here in France, more and more professionals of tourism are realizing, as they try to encourage international tourists to spend more of their money in their regions.
Simple, well known fact anyway ; local economies just have to grow more diverse. You cannot really ensure steady local development and thrive on a longer run by specializing in a single particular industry.
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So picturesque, and great photos.
Love this entrance:



Thanks for the tour.
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