St. Ives, England was a lovely surprise. While I was backpacking around England I asked friends, locals and fellow travelers where I should go in Cornwall, and this small little port town was high on the list. I was greeted at first by what I thought was a sleepy little village, but it turned out to be very active place with live music shows, a festival, bustling tourist activity, and a brilliant local art scene. The little art studios were my favorite part of this town. Around every corner were small studios where you could walk in, peruse the art and chat with the artists while they worked away at their next piece. I bought my mom some small stained glass pieces of a sailboat and three small fish. They now hang beautifully in her kitchen window and sway with the breeze when it's open for fresh air. A delightful memory from this delightful English town.
Shot handheld at f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200 on August 19, 2010.