Cornish Messages

String of Beads…

Messages are the subject for the Lens Artists challenge this week. Whether in nature, street signs, graffiti, shop signs or a message conveyed through an image, the choice is yours.

I have sought out signs and images taken in Cornwall which seem to me to illustrate the Cornish way of life and sense of humour.

Gulls, Cream Teas and Fishing are just some of the references to Cornish life.

Weather worn signs
Be happy
Beach days
Only the best…

Lens-Artists Challenge #234 | Messages

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Graham says:

    Lovely collection of messages and thanks for the last one. If only I could get that here!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I really should have included a photo of a cream tea! And a pasty. Both evocative of Cornwall.

  2. beetleypete says:

    I do love that clotted cream! (And a genuine pasty) 🙂
    Stealing lobsters in Newlyn must be lucrative, given how much they cost to buy now.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t think I have had a lobster since my last visit to South Africa

  3. pattimoed says:

    Hi Jude. OK…I’ll take some clotted cream and ice cream, please! A wonderful collection.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Patti. It’s not the most healthy of diets. A good job I didn’t include the Cornish pasties too 🥟🥟🥟

  4. I knew seagulls were chip thieves but I didn’t know they like ice cream too. Maybe Cornish gulls have sweet teeth! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They’ll take anything, including a sausage roll from a baby!

  5. JohnRH says:

    Great messages. Excellent.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks John, glad you enjoyed them.

  6. What a grand bunch of messages, Jude! When I worked at the tea shop in Illinois, we had clotted cream for those who wanted it but it was hellish to clean off!

  7. Tina Schell says:

    A fun slice of local life Jude – loved all of the gull references!

  8. Some great examples – and I love that ‘string of beads’ at the beginning. Makes a change from the usual balancing rocks.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes. I like that photo too. Might even get it printed.

  9. Jane Lurie says:

    Fun signage and that surprising string of beads. Well done, Jude. 😊

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jane. Those pebbles are beautiful.

  10. kzmcb says:

    As many Cornish people came to South Australia to settle, it’s no wonder that some of those expressions which are translated, have remained. We’ll, more or less. I can’t write what Pizen dawn has become as it isn’t polite, but now I know where it came from. Enough to say the second word is down and the ‘Z’ replaced by ‘ss’.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Cornish miners went all over the world when the mines closed here. And we use your version of pizzen dawn too. 😁

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