Penzance, Cornwall, 2020

Penzance is the town where we started our hike in Cornwall this august 2020, taking the Great Western Railway service.

View of the train line, and the blue sea on a sunny day.

At the moment we left the train station we immediately felt the fresh air of Cornwall. Leaving the train station, seeing the harbour, the sea, the coastal path.. the holidays were starting.

Costwalk view, Penzance

The town itself has a nice market feel.

Causewayhead, Penzance

Among other shops we went to two nice independent bookshops : Barton Books, which has a very well curated selection of books on travel and art, as they mention on their website:

Barton Books is an independent bookshop to be found at the top of Causewayhead in Penzance, Cornwall. We have new and secondhand books on many subjects but our core themes relate to Landscape: Art, Travel, Nature and Place. I went for a essay book and some thank you notes with illustration of the sea.

Later we’ve been to The Edge of the World, which had a wider selection of books and gifts. On their website they’re describing themselves as A quirky independent bookshop in Penzance which is totally true. I got an art book there.

We went as well to buy souvenir and gifts at Mirva collective gallery, getting something from Carolina-Moon-Art and Juliet Green.

Why LLoyds bank looks always so grand.

Part of our hike in Cornwall this year.