Nov 5, 2009

St Ives shines #1

連休を使って、せたかのBirthday Trip。
United Kingdomの最西端、Cornwall地方にある
St Ivesという小さな町。

On my long weekend, we went out on Setaka's Birthday trip.
(In another words, I got to choose everything excites me :p )
The destination a quiet sleeper train led us to was a small town called St Ives,
in the most west end of county in UK –Cornwall.

アーティストをこんなにも惹き付けるのは、St Ivesの放つ「光」が関係しているそうです。

This old port town has became a big art village since 1920s,
around the time Bernard Leach started his pottery here with Shinji Hamada
and soon many more artists and writers were following in his footsteps,
notably Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.
Still now, new groups of artists are making their marks in this area by opening up galleries, studios and potteries.
I heard that it is something to do with the "light" shining in St Ives that magnets all the artists.

at Pengenna Pesties. It is a time for Cornish pasties, or
for Cream Tea (Clotted cream on scones with jam). yum.

Fore St Deli. We got to found the very neat selections of organic veggies, bread, and cheese from Cornwall.

and beautiful ice cream of Moomaid of Zennor.
Nobody can resist a moomaid. Even the weather.

Dinner at St Andrews St Bistro. we enjoyed the last open day of their season.
and yes, it was Halloween day!

seems like we were eating whole day... *cough* yes we were.
to be continued.