Friday, 8 October 2010

Postcards of Plymouth and Devon

Such a let-down in the shops

I've been keeping an eye on the postcards available in the bricks-and-mortar shops in the touristy parts of Plymouth, most notably the Barbican. If you've visited this great city you might have noticed that the ones in the shops don't really "zing" in capturing its real atmosphere.
Nor do they quite do justice to the wonderful scenery and interesting corners you might have discovered on your visit.

Well that's my opinion for what it's worth!

So I reckoned that I'd try my "take" on such things. I know that many folks—maybe you're one of them—really enjoy my unique approach to photography, especially the "fine-art" pieces that I do.

I thought I'd include a couple here to give a flavour.... enjoy :)
full list here

The historic Barbican area

The departure point for many a famous sea voyage or "defence of the realm" types of naval action. If you recall, after some false starts, The Mayflower set sail for the Americas in 1620 from here with a full load of Pilgrim Fathers, Mothers, their children and other puritans with various trades.

Plymouth Hoe—the "High Point"

It was here that Sir Francis Drake finished his famous game of bowls before setting sail against the Spanish Armada and home to the famous Smeaton's Tower.

Dartmoor National Park

The park spans almost 400 square miles and is truly outstanding in it's scenery. It can be a dangerous place for the unwary, too. The weather can change from a beautiful day of sunshine to so misty that you can't see your feet at the end of your legs! And cold, too, in the way that only fog can sap the heat.

And of course, it's famous for the Dartmoor Pony breed, one which can trace its origins, via the Exmoor Pony, back to the last ice age and before.

So, that's a little sample of my postcards... I hope you like them and perhaps enjoyed a little guided tour to remind you of some of the nicest bits—if you've been before, or as an introduction if you've yet to pay us a visit! 

comments / feedback not just welcomed but actively encouraged :)