Return to Eden
The pouring rain was the perfect excuse to make another visit to the Eden Project [edenproject.com], near St. Austell, this morning, not that I needed much encouragement. The site features two enormous greenhouses, or biomes, built in the bottom of a disused china clay pit. It??s been open ten years now and has matured considerably since I first visited in July 2001. I started off in the tropical biome and had to wait about 15 minutes before my lens completely cleared of mist. Once it did I found no end of fascinating macro subjects to shoot.
By the time I got back to the north coast of Cornwall this afternoon the sun had finally appeared so I headed for Chapel Porth beach. This little cove features a sandy beach in between the cliffs and a cafe which sells Cornish Hedgehogs - an ice cream covered in clotted cream and chopped walnuts. In the interests of research I decided I had to try one (it was very tasty) but I??m afraid there??s no photographic evidence as I had to eat it before it melted! After that I headed up onto the cliffs, armed with my camera in search of the landscape photos I??d been hoping to take all week. I wasn??t disappointed ?? the sea and sky were wonderfully blue and the discovery of a disused tin mine on the top of the cliff was the icing on the cake.
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