|Peeping over the top is Nottingham Castle, under is evidence of the manmade caves.|
So we hiked up to it and on the way saw this;
|The man himself, Robin Hood.|
Going into the castle grounds you can easily see that the medieval castle of long ago tales has long gone and what is there now is more like a stately home in looks.
There was a temporary exhibition now on, the man said it was a repeat of the same exhibition held in 1894 I think the date was on "Cornish Light" what on earth is that i said to myself.... We paid our pennies and I was THRILLED to find that it was on the Cornish schools of painters from St Ives, Falmouth and Newlyn.
Oh boy what a treat! Anyone want to see my favourites?
|Spearing by Henry Edward Detmold 1892|
|Across the harbour by Francis Wright Bourdillon 1892|
|Now if you have been watching Poldark you know what they are doing.. Pilchard catchingI am sorry to say I didn't make a note of the painter of this one. Amazing colours.|
|St Ives Harbour (Smeaton's Pier) by Will Osborn|
|Now this is a well known one, called something like "All hope Lost" as she realises her husband must have perished now. So angry with myself not to have taken the artist's name.|
Fantastic exhibition of stunning art that finishes on the 7th June '15 I suggest everyone goes quickly. DETAILS.
So we agreed to meet up here, how great is this? The oldest pub in England.
|Nestled in right under the castle.|
|Pretty old eh?|
|Bit hard to see, but it looks like it is cut into the rock on which the castle sits.|
So we joined Sheila and Derek form NB Clarence and Joe and Lesley from NB Yarwood and had a delish Thai lunch, then those two girls shopped whilst I brought not a thing!