CORNWALL 84 – SHOP WINDOW, TRURO

 

 

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Shop window in Truro; 12 Apr 2016.

We were on holiday in Cornwall this week and, taking advantage of what looked like being the only dry day, we visited Cornwall’s county town, Truro.  As we walked down the main street, sunlight and shadow dappled ‘sale’ signs on the other side of the road.

Truro is a very pleasant, open and not too large town, with a cathedral that rises straight up from its not over wide streets in a way reminiscent of French cities.  We stumbled upon a shop selling a good range of foreign beers, including quite a number from that Holy of Brewing Holies, Belgium.

And, always having wondered about the whys and wherefores of the world around me – a trait which is certainly increasing with age – I came upon Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens – a brief history of humankind, and am very, very deeply enthralled.  (In case you’re interested, and I can’t recommend this mind-stretcher and blaster too highly, its at ISBN 978-0-099-59008-8)

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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

20 Responses to CORNWALL 84 – SHOP WINDOW, TRURO

  1. very interesting shot and will check out that book!

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Buy buy baby baby goodbye eye eye eye ………..

    (Bay City Rollers circa 197something 🙂 ).

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Oh you Naughty Commercialist, you!!! Very good! I might not have been chez UK for this song but I do know it – does it feature in the film Love Actually – well anyway its in some favourite film of mine … maybe Das Boot then …. 😀 ….

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      • Meanderer says:

        I can’t remember if it featured in that cheesey film, but it forms part of the backdrop of my teenage years 🙂

        BUT Das Boot? Another fan? One of my favourite films.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Cheesey film?! Pinnacle of the film makers’ art more like, with several stars I like, and I’ve got the soundtrack too, which is tres bon avec La Duvel in le ‘eadphones! (though Le Duvel does of course tend to make le ‘eadphones up peu damp et frothee!).

          But Love Actually is essentially harmless and light, which I value, from time to time.

          But Das Boot, oh yes! >>> and it has enormous collateral value too, I mean, I only have to mention the prospect of being several hours under the North Atlantic with a crowd of German sailors to turn My Nearest And Dearest right off – its wonderfully effective! 🙂

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          • Meanderer says:

            Ha, ha – sorry about Love Actually. I hope some of the stars you like don’t include Hugh Grant (who actually is rather good in About a Boy – just that though) and Keira Knightley (sp) who is just about one of the worst actresses going IMO. Sorry, again. Love Mr Nighy though 🙂

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  3. LensScaper says:

    Well seen Adrian.

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  4. Sallyann says:

    ALES, ALES, and more ALES. 😊

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  5. I looked up the book. It sounds interesting for sure. I enjoyed anthropology in college but this doesn’t seem like the light reading my brain is use to. I’ll see if our library has it before I spend any $$$$. 😁
    Cool sale photo. Who doesn’t like a sale?!?! 😊 XXX ATP XXX

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, New Joisey Lady, being an honest git (its a Brit Thing) and pure in all my ways and doings, I have to own up to being lukewarm on the whole sale phenomenon thing, never really got into it – ah, a sheltered life … 😉 …

      Re the book, I have to say that its quite a chunk to get to grips with, but for me its fundamentally unputdownable – I mean , for a start, where else is the Pope going to be described in a photo caption as “the Catholic alpha male”? No, before your rise up in ire and ask questions later, its not anti-religious, but it is immensely thought provoking – about many of the everyday things that we take for granted.

      Also it maps out clearly what we have done to this planet, which leaves me in no surprise at all about what we’re doing to it now.

      And I’ve been hearing for sometime about the 4% of our genes that derive from our Neanderthal cousins, and am fascinated by that whole concept – so the book’s outline of the possible fate of our various early cousins us also an eye opener. A

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  6. La revue de Claire says:

    Beautiful

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  7. paula graham says:

    Your artistic side at work..I like it lots..striking photo of our time and shopkeepers desperation to attract customers in our land of plenty.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, our land of plenty, never a truer word said – and although its quite a chunk to read (but good for dipping into too), the book I’ve mentioned talks much about capitalism, our time, god, money, our impacts upon the world – and the horrors faced by modern farm animals too. A

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