ARCHIVE 611 – UPSTAIRS IN THE VICTORIA TEA ROOM, PENZANCE

 

 


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Upstairs in The Victoria Tea Room, Penzance, Cornwall; 25 Apr 2012.

We returned yesterday from a few days in the far southwest of Cornwall, based between Penzance and St Ives.  And in a week of awful weather all over England we were far enough southwest to miss it all – it only rained at night, and the days were dry and even sunny!

Whenever we’re in Penzance we always visit this tearoom.  Amongst many other tasty goodies it serves up 11 item English breakfasts – which I hold a profound reverence for – and we like to sit beside the windows upstairs, looking out over Penzance’s main street.

In this cafe there are many bentwood chairs in a beautiful green, and the place has an over all low key, Minimalist, green and grey decor that I like very much.  This cup and saucer provided a good foil for its low key surroundings, and the chairbacks on the right resemble the curving stems of some exotic plant.

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Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot; 400 ISO.

UPDATE (SOMETIME AGO): this excellent eatery has closed down – a great loss.  And while I’m talking about this image – I can say that its a great favourite of mine.  I have always loved its vast simplicity.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

9 Responses to ARCHIVE 611 – UPSTAIRS IN THE VICTORIA TEA ROOM, PENZANCE

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Haha! we’ve had this conversation before, Helen!!! >>> this is an ARCHIVE post and thus it has been posted one or more times before; using archive posts is keeping my blog going in these dire times.

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  2. Helen Cherry says:

    I could be mistaken but I think I remember this and I still love it !

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  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Thank you, Linda, very glad you enjoy this. 🙂

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  4. I’ll never make it to Penzance, but I’m still sorry that this place has closed down. How nice that you have preserved its essence in this excellent photograph. (Oh, that green.)

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    You’ve done other restaurant images that have something similar going on – a piece of a chair in the foreground, etc. The subdued colors here are surprising and they work so well – they go with the idea of everything waiting, the cup inverted…the quiet colors and low contrast allow me to enjoy the chair and cup handle curves….really nice. 🙂

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  6. Sue says:

    Nicely minimalist

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