St Ives Cornwall UK
Stepping off the train at St. Ives you immediately see why this lovely Cornish fishing town and harbour is so popular. It has everything that a seaside resort could wish for, sandy beaches, charming narrow streets packed with shops, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and art galleries, stunning views across the bay and a working fishing harbour.
He who gazes down on the huddled town on its promontory, can hardly restrain a gasp of admiration. The granite setts and cobbles have been kept in many of the alleys, as have the grey-white grouted roofs and granite stone walls of the cottages and chapels. Old walled gardens appear with sycamore trees sheltered from the gales. Fish cellars have become garages and art galleries, gift shops abound, many of them with far more presentable gifts than can be found in their counterparts elsewhere in Cornwall. Sir John Betjeman - St Ives Cornwall.
St Ives has a fine tradition of art and artists. Turner, Sikert and Whistler painted here in the late 19th century, Other famous names associated with St Ives include, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo, and in 1993 the new Tate Gallery was built on a hillside overlooking the beach, where the work of several of these artists are on permanent display.
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