cornwall in colours: muted shades

The natural colours of stone and slate and wood with a little help of delicate shades of blue paint fading nicely in the Cornish weather are beautifully illustrated in the outbuildings of Godolphin estate.

A rare opportunity to get a photo of my favourite doors closed. Usually one is open to allow access into the courtyard and the second hand book stall, but because of Covid restrictions the buildings are not open. The textures are just amazing.

And the neutral stonework is a perfect neutral foil to the lush colourful herbaceous borders.


  1. margaret21 says:

    Lovely. I really like its faded, weathered appearance.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very Cornish. I just love the stone cottages!

  2. restlessjo says:

    It is rather a treasure, isn’t it? Love that last, winding off round the corner, shot and the doors, and what is it about flowers against a stone wall? Very lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sandra says:

    Beautiful. Very evocative of end of summer too

  4. Chloris says:

    I agree, the stone and old wood look wonderful.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Nice to see that old stone, and the doors are full of history and character too.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  6. Colline says:

    I see so much history in the buildings you have photographed

  7. Cathy says:

    Lovely stonework

  8. Sue says:

    Oh, what lovely structures, textures and muted shades!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I knew you’d love this one.

      1. Sue says:

        Indeed I do….I want to go there!

        1. Heyjude says:

          You would be ok here as it is relatively flat, with ramps into the gardens.

        2. Sue says:

          Ah, OK….

  9. susurrus says:

    Those blue doors!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know. Gorgeous aren’t they.

  10. Pit says:

    Great pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pit. Love those colours ๐Ÿ˜Š

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