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St Michael’s Mount Part 2

In my second (of three) posts featuring pictures taken at St. Michael’s Mount off the Cornish coast, we’ll have a last look around outside and then venture into the house itself. I accidentally uploaded these photos full size, so be careful if you want to make them bigger and you’re not on a fast connection.

A nice view out across the bay, or sea, or whatever it is.

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Were going inside here in a minute!

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They have strange taste in sculptures.

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Getting closer to the house.

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One last look back at Marazion before we go inside.

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Inside looking out.

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An impressive library.

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Now that’s what I call a ceiling.

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Inside the little church. Wow, they have their own church!

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That’s quite the impressive organ :-).

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This is probably St. Michael defeating Satan, or something. Maybe I should have read the guide leaflet or some of the little plaques dotted around the place.

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His and hers royal waiting chairs. That’s Queen Elizabeth II on the left (our reigning monarch) and on the right, presumably her dad, King George VI.

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Next time we’ll see some more photos outside, including my harrowing walk back across the Causeway of Doom (it’s not called that, I made that up).

  1. buffalotompeabody
    September 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I wonder if st. Michael’s Mount is aware that Vicar Buffalo Tom Peabody is available…
    Terrific post, great photos as usual!

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  2. Lyn
    September 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Who would have thunk that old building would house such a spectacular inside? I love that library, and the stained glass windows. Great pictures as always, D-man 🙂


    • September 20, 2015 at 5:11 am

      Yes, it just looks like an old castle on the outside but it’s a lot cosier and more homely inside. Someone does live there, I guess. I’m glad you liked the pictures 🙂

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  3. September 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your country, beautiful place. I think I would be somewhere every day off.

    I want to live in a house with cannons, very cool.


    • September 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

      There are certainly plenty of lovely places to visit. Living in a house with cannons would be very cool. Especially if they were fully functional!


  4. September 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I sent St. Michael photo to my son Michael, partly named after him.
    Hope that was ok?


    • September 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

      Yep, no problem! That little statuette was inside the little church.


  5. September 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    What an impressive place. Your photos are gorgeous!


    • September 20, 2015 at 5:14 am

      It is. I’m glad you liked the photos! I took loads of them, there were so many lovely views.


  6. September 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    ok young man, I need you to read the guide and then tell me about statue and stained glass.


    • September 20, 2015 at 5:26 am

      I just took a look at the guide and it’s not very specific. It’s only the free leaflet. I can tell you that the church was built in 1135, rebuilt in the 14th century and then refurbished in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It’s right at the summit and is still used for services.
      I just checked the National Trust site and that doesn’t give any more information either 😦


  7. September 20, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Great pictures. It looks so worn outside and so nicely decorated inside. I wasn’t expecting that. 🙂

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    • September 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

      It was all spick and span inside. It must cost a fortune to keep a place like that going!


  8. gentlestitches
    September 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    i would love to see a Castle and these pictures make me feel close. Great shots. I love the library and church.


    • September 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Quite a few of these big houses and castles have their own little church. If you like castles, I did a post on Tintagel a while ago (supposedly King Arthur’s castle), though that’s more of a ruin!

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  9. September 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    What an interesting place, complete with it’s own church. And that ceiling is definitely impressive. You chose a lovely and interesting place to visit – and so close to home for you.


    • September 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      There were lots of coats of arms, a weapons room and everything. I couldn’t post all the pictures, though. I thought after 30 years it would be worth another visit!

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      • September 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        That’s a long time between visits. Louise went there some years ago with one of her uni friends who lived in Cornwall. I still have the ‘touristy’ mug she brought back somewhere. I really want o see it now, but I think it will have to wait until next spring. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂


        • September 22, 2015 at 6:40 am

          It was a school trip when I last went. We did St Michael’s Mount and then went on to the Minack open air theatre to watch “Carmen”.
          If you do make it down here, I hope some of my posts have given you some ideas!

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          • September 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

            I love your ‘out and about’ posts on Cornwall and they inspire me to visit again, though it won’t be this year now. We stayed near Tintagel last time we came. I won’t do posts about Cornwall – I’ll leave that to you! 🙂

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  10. September 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Loved the Noah’s Ark work work of the church!


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