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9.11.14

LAND'S END AND MINACK THEATRE WRAPPED IN FOG (霧にかすむ野外劇場とランズエンド)

In the suburbs of Truro, vigorously rotating fans of many aerogenerators revealed strong wind.







St Michael's Mount  was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France (which shares the same tidal island characteristics and the same conical shape), when it was given to the Benedictines, religious order of Mont Saint-Michel, by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.  It has long history!

Gulls were flying in the gale.  

A power kite was also flying.  It looked like a thin crescent.  





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The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea.


It has appeared in a listing of the world's most spectacular theatres.  The theatre was made by Rowena Cade (1893 – 1983), who moved to Cornwall after the First World War and built a house for herself and her mother on land at Minack Point.  it's amazing that a lady made it by herself! Nowadays, the theatre is used from June to September for a full summer season of 17 plays. The theatre is open for visitors throughout the rest of the year.


From the top of the theatre




All the seats in the Minack Theatre are inscribed with the names and dates of plays. 



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Land's End is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England.  It was a long drive from London.  Our driver was really nice guy.  He drove safely.

There was no sign of disappearing of the fog.  At the end of the road, we noticed the signs on the road;  'Finish' and 'Start'.  Yes, this is a point of the end of land.  Someone finishes one's trip across the Britain, and another starts, here.




We walked toward the west.

The sign says 'The First & Last House of Land's End.' 

This is 'The first and last house'

We could look at the Atlantic Ocean just a little.  A wild landscape in the fog....



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