Wall

I like to find unusual walls when I travel just as much as I enjoy looking for interesting doors.  I particularly liked this wall that was between a walking path and the water in St Ives.  It had been raining that afternoon and everything looked fresh and green.  I thought that the wildflowers and vines growing in and around the wall were charming.  Later on I realized that I’d taken as many pictures of the wall as I did of the beach.  This shows where it began.

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Here are some details of the wall.

More walls can be found here.

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Here and There

It was three years ago this month that I started Meg Travels.  My very first post was about Venice, which has been one of the places I’ve written a lot about ever since!  As I look back I think that there are so many aspects of travel that are part of the overall experience, such as planning, getting lost, finding souvenirs, wondering what to do with the souvenirs when you get home, shopping, and many other details.  I still wonder if it will rain, but I’ve found that a place can be just as beautiful under cloudy or rainy skies.  I just try to keep an umbrella handy – or a poncho.  Either one works fine.

I think that walking is an excellent way to see a place too.  And when possible, stop at a gelato shop for a delicious treat as you walk.  Here are pictures from some of my rainy, sunny, chilly, warm and mostly wonderful travel adventures from over the past three years.  There’s more to come too.

 

After all, travel is both inspiring and fun!

 

Work of Art

When I was in Cornwall last September the weather ranged from sun to rain and back again over several days.  On one of the misty afternoons I was on a walk enjoying the view and taking some pictures.  When I looked at this particular one later it reminded me more a watercolor painting than a photograph.  It is now among my favorite memories of St Ives.

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Train Stations

I had some great experiences traveling around England by train recently, like when I was on a train from Plymouth to London Paddington.  It offered tea, sandwiches and snacks about every twenty minutes via trolley.  Many other items were free such as bottles of water, bags of peanuts and shortbread, which I really liked.

When there was a wait between trains I either went inside at larger stations (Plymouth) or walked around outside looking for interesting views.  The train ride to St Ives was beautiful and I managed to get a good seat so I could take some pictures.  The areas surrounding many of the stations were also lovely, especially at places outside of cities.

I didn’t expect to see these scenes by one of the stations…

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Travel theme: Connections

When I was in England one of my objectives was to travel from London to Cornwall.  In order to do this I went to Paddington Station to take a train that made that connection.  Here are some scenes from the train station.

After changing trains several times I arrived in Cornwall.  I noticed an interesting sign at the station and decided to follow it.  After a short walk this was the view…

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