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St Ives, Cornwall

by WCC on May 24, 2012

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St Ives is a town in the county of Cornwall in England and is one of 11,165 inhabitants (2001). The name derives from the Cornish saint Ia, off to the church in the village, St. Ia’s Church, is named. St Ives is a popular holiday resort and artist colony known.

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In the year 1877 was the railway line from the nearby St Erth to St Ives built. The city was then a popular picnic spot, not least because in the village itself are two main beaches (Porthminster Beach and Porthmeor Beach) and another small beach (Porthgwidden Beach) are located. In close proximity you will find the Carbis Bay and miles of beach on the St Ives Bay. All the beaches have been awarded several times due to their location, their looks and their fine white sand.

Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood was founded in 1928 in the city of an artists’ colony. Opened in 1993, the London Tate Gallery, a branch in St Ives with the works of the then-acting artists such as Ben Nicholson and his wife, Barbara Hepworth, one of the most celebrated British sculptors whose work is also in its own idyllic Museum, her former (Trewyn -) studio, can be seen.

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In St Ives since 1974, lives and an important modern painter Roy Ray, who gives the Cornish language and landscape, with its imagery. In 1913 the composer was George Lloyd was born in St. Ives. The writer Virginia Woolf spent as a child with her ​​family from 1882 to 1894, the summer months in St Ives. The writer, who spent a very unhappy youth, devoted St Ives, Cornwall, and later the novel Jacob’s Room. Even her novel To The Lighthouse – although on the Hebridean island of Skye settled – a reminiscence of St Ives. The former summer home of Woolf’s father Leslie Stephen, Talland House is situated near Porthminster Beach. It was from 1882 to 1895 in the family for Stephen.

St Ives also play some novels such as “The Shell Seekers” and in Germany the popular novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose birth Lelant is not far away. St Ives says in her books “Porthkerris” and often served as a backdrop for the well-known fictional works in Germany.

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