Monday, 20 April 2015

Working on my List








My 60 x 60 'to do' list has been sadly neglected over winter so I'm pleased to have crossed off another wish. Today I went to St. Ives to visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum, a beautiful, peaceful space full of the most amazing sculptures.

We decided to use the park and ride from Lelant, which must have one of the most unusual views from a station platform and is a haven for bird watchers.  My friend had not been on the train to St. Ives before, it was on her 'list of things to do' and is a beautiful little train journey along the coast overlooking St. Ives Bay.








It is a bit of a photo overload today, but I fell in love with this very special place.  I don't think there could be a better setting for her beautiful work.




Her workshop






















After our visit we walked along the picture postcard streets of St Ives to find a place for lunch.





These little birds were scurrying around the rocks, perhaps one of you know what they are?




I  hope you have enjoyed the tour.

Chickpea xx

26 comments:

  1. Stunning scenery and such beautiful weather. You must have thoroughly enjoyed it. X

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    1. It was a lovely day, usually I have a day off and it's horrible weather!

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  2. It looks like you are some-were abroad, we do have some stunning places in the UK we are so lucky, so thats another ticked off your list and a lovely one too :-)

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    1. If only we had weather like this more often :)

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  3. You were right by my favourite shop in St Ives by that bakery where I always end up spending money no matter how many times that I say that I'm just going in to browse - Cath Kidston .......don't need to say any more do I?! Xxx

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    1. Damn, I forgot to go in there would you believe!

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  4. We visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum several years ago. What really impressed me was that fact that she was raising four children as well as designing and executing her amazing creations. This was at a time when I was bringing up my three plus working full time and bemoaning the lack of time to do anything creative! I keep meaning to go back and visit again but get lured away by Cornwalls' many beautiful sites.

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    1. I know what you mean, she must have had a lot of determination and stamina!

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  5. Lovely post, it's over 20 years since we have been to St Ives

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    1. In some ways its probably changed a lot since you were there, but still beautiful

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  6. Leanne showed us this museum a while ago and I was determined to go and explore it for myself. Then I forgot. Now I am even more determined, your photos are just so beautiful. Thanks for the reminder! x

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    1. Thanks Christina :) It was Leannes visit that made me determined to get down there to see it for myself :)

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  7. Fabulous scenery and art work. Lucky with the weather too.

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    1. It was glorious weather for looking around the garden :)

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  8. It is some years since I was last in St Ives and the museum was closed when I was there so thank you for the virtual visit. I like the idea of a 60 x60 assuming it is what I think it is. I'm inspired to make my own list!

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    1. Go for it! It is good to have a list of lovely things that you have been meaning to do, it makes you get on with it :)

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  9. Sandpipers? Lovely post today and such beautifully evocative photos! How could you fail to be inspired there?! X looks like a fabulous day out and well deserved!

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    1. Thank you, it was very inspirational :)

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  10. I really enjoyed your photos of the museum and St Ives. I also had not been to the Barbara Hepworth museum until a couple of years ago, and liked the studio, the sculptures in the garden, and how it seems hidden in the centre of the town.

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    1. It is a little gem hidden away isn't it :)

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  11. ooh I would love to go to the Barbara Hepworth museum. You have taken some really good shots there, showing that which B H wanted you to see.
    I have been to many places in Cornwall, but never to St Ives.
    I think the bird might be a Turnstone

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    1. Thank you, you should go and visit the next time you're here :)

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  12. Gosh, I would love so much to go there someday. I think I've seen the sculpture park on Leanne's blog and I've always been fascinated by the designs. I really like your 60 by 60 idea. Maybe I need to think about doing a 40 by 40...

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    1. Yes Leanne visited and put some photos on her blog. Yes you should do a 40 by 40 it really is fun ticking them off :)

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  13. I also think the bird is a Turnstone, lovely photos.

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